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Ofsted Report 2017

This school continues to be good.

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection.

The spiritual and moral values that underpin the Catholic ethos of the school support a harmonious learning environment where pupils appreciate the importance of diversity and equality.  You and your team live and breathe your shared vision to ‘empower young women to discover and realise their full potential’.  You all work tirelessly to ensure that pupils receive vast and meaningful opportunities to develop as young leaders both within the school and representing the school regionally and nationally.

You put the welfare of the young women in your charge at the heart of the school’s work.

Consequently, by the time pupils leave your school, they are articulate, confident, kind and well-qualified young women, ready to make a successful start on their post-16 education.

In 2017, the progress that pupils made in Year 11 examinations was significantly above the national average, with pupils making particularly exceptional progress in English.  Pupils in Year 11 also made very strong progress in a number of other subjects, including mathematics.

Safeguarding is effective.

Leaders have ensured that safeguarding is effective in the school. Leaders, including governors, have created a culture where pupils feel safe and well cared for.  Regular visitors, assemblies and lessons keep pupils and parents up to date with how to keep themselves safe in school and in the wider world.  The pastoral teams provide some of the most vulnerable pupils and their families with highly effective support and guidance.

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