Hartismere School is celebrating after being rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted.
The school’s Sixth Form provision was also graded the highest mark.
It was the first inspection since the school was converted to academy status in September 2010, although it had been rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in the February of that year.
Hartismere currently has 921 pupils, with 190 in its sixth form.
A statement on the school’s website praised pupils, parents, the PTA and governors. It added: “The Outstanding grade is the highest Ofsted can award and whilst this is a lovely achievement for the school it is also a very fine achievement for our community.”
In their findings, Ofsted said pupils’ behaviour was “outstanding”, with attendance rates “high” and “well above the national average.”
Teaching was also praised, the report claiming: “Teachers routinely have high expectations of their students and this leads to exceptional levels of progress for all students but notably, amongst disadvantaged and disabled students and those who have special educational needs.”
For more information on the school see www.hartismere.com