ISI Inspection Report success
We are delighted to announce that we have passed the recent Compliance Inspection with flying colours. We would like to extend a massive thank you to the parents, children, staff and governors who competed the pre-inspection surveys and who were involved in the interviews.
John Hicks commented: “Although they are not allowed to make any judgements on the quality of education, I am so pleased that both the inspectors were extremely impressed with our pupils. They said the children were a credit to the school and lived the school’s values with real purpose.”
He added: “As a non-selective school we are particularly pleased that the inspectors noted that our exam results, based on the statistics available, are above the national average, which is evident in last summer’s results where 97% of pupils gained 5 or more A**-C - some of the best in the area.”
“We are clearly going from strength to strength and this is a clear tribute to the hard work of staff, pupils and the wider community throughout Westbourne.”
You can see the full ISI report here
The report stated: "The school promotes excellent links with parents, who are overwhelmingly positive about all areas of school life." Inspection evidence confirms these views.
Westbourne School, in Broomhill Sheffield, has been rated at least good in all categories and excellent in a number of key areas.
The school is academically non selective and caters for boys and girls aged three to 16 and successfully achieves its main aim of providing an education of quality and to prepare
children for life.
The report noted that, pupils enjoy excellent relationships with each other and staff; they are polite respectful, courteous and mature in their dealings with each other and adults; and their social, moral and cultural development is excellent.
Head John Hicks commented: "The whole school community is absolutely thrilled with this report. We were particularly pleased with the judgements that the inspectors gave us, with several improvements being made since the last inspection.
However, we are by no means complacent and will continue to work hard to address the small number of areas recommended for further improvement."
The report stated: 'The school promotes excellent links with parents, who are overwhelmingly positive about all areas of school life. Inspection evidence confirms these views.
The curriculum is supported by an excellent range of extra curricula opportunities and further enriched by an excellent variety of residential and day trips.
Pupils are strongly motivated and work cooperatively with teachers and their peers. They work independently in small groups and throughout the school teachers have excellent subject knowledge.'
The school was also praised for the "arrangements for pastoral care, welfare, health and safety which were also judged as being excellent".
Some of the major findings are as follows: