A School Where Students “flourish” And Have “exceptional Opportunities” – November 2011

The recent Ofsted inspection confirmed that Writhlington is a school where children flourish and have exceptional opportunities.

A five-strong inspection team, led by HMI Grahame Sherfield, observed 44 teachers and visited 45 lessons during the inspection. The Inspectors were full of praise for the school with every aspect of the school at least “good” and several “outstanding”. They praised both the achievements and progress of the students with attainment “above average and rising”. The inspectors determined that the effectiveness of care, guidance and support is outstanding and that this enables students to flourish.

There was praise, too, for outstanding provision and exceptional opportunities for personal development as well as the high quality extra-curricular activities. Headteacher, Mark Everett said “we are most proud that the school has been described as highly inclusive and welcoming and that the inspectors recognised that the students flourish within the Writhlington environment. The report also praised the fact that every child has an equal opportunity to achieve as well as they can.

We have certainly lived up to our Business and Enterprise Specialism as the inspection team found that “Students are outstandingly well-prepared for their future economic well-being” and that the school has outstanding enterprise activities.

“We take pride in this report with so many accolades to our students and staff, but there is no place for complacency as this school is about securing the brightest and best futures for all of our students and ensuring success and progress for all” said Mark Everett “We are looking to the future and have plans in place to build on our success and that of our students”.