Thursday, 21 September 2017

Gillotts rated “good” by Ofsted

GILLOTTS School in Henley has retained its “good” rating after an Ofsted inspection

GILLOTTS School in Henley has retained its “good” rating after an Ofsted inspection.

The education watchdog says standards at the academy in Gillotts Lane have risen since its last inspection in 2012 and the quality of teaching has continued to improve.

Last year, the school was among the top 25 per cent in the UK for GCSE results. Following their visit last month, inspectors said teaching was good across the curriculum with “very effective practice” in maths, humanities and foreign languages.

Staff and parents spoke positively of headteacher Catharine Darnton and pupils were “very well cared for”.

Pupils were “polite, exceptionally friendly and keen to share their very positive views about the school”.

The inspectors suggested that in order to achieve an “outstanding” rating, the school should improve the teaching of students with special needs and disabilities and make more progress with disadvantaged pupils.

Ms Darnton said: “Our ambition is to improve the school further so it becomes one of the most successful in the country.

“We are confident that, by working together, we can meet this challenge.”



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