The 298-pupil Stradbroke High School has been ranked as “good” - but it doesn’t plan to stop there after the latest Ofsted report.
The next target will be to earn the title of “outstanding” when the school inspectors next come calling.
Headteacher Andrew Bloom is delighted with the report. He said the school received a judgement of good, with many positive comments, which included comments such as: “This is a good school” and “this is a rapidly improving school”.
“The report is a fair reflection of where the school is at this moment in time - on the journey to ‘Outstanding’”, said Mr Bloom.
“Ofsted recently raised the bar and the challenge involved to gain ‘good’ Ofsted grades should not be underestimated.”
Mr Bloom said he feels privileged to work with such a talented, hard -working team of staff and excellent pupils.
Ofsted’s report says the school must ensure pupils of all abilities make even more progress by setting work that always challenges students and moves lessons forwards and using more questions that make students think deeply and explore one another’s ideas.
The report said results are above average; most teaching is good and some is outstanding; it is a friendly place where students feel highly valued as part of the community; there is very good behaviour and the improved attendance reflect that the school is a happy place; there are very positive relationships between teachers and students enabling learning to proceed at a good pace; behaviour is very good and GCSE results risen.