Grammar school praised in inspection report
THE GRAMMAR School and Sixth Form Centre was graded excellent or very good for all quality indicators in a recent inspection.
The future of the site at Les Varendes is still not clear yet after confirmation of the one-school, two-site model.
Education president Deputy Matt Fallaize previously said it was unlikely to be needed by Education after the 11-18 secondary school launches.
Acting headteacher Kieran James and his team were praised for their effective leadership, along with all other staff for their carefully tailored support in meeting the needs of all the students.
'I am delighted that the report highlights not only the outstanding progress our students make in their academic studies, but also in their personal development areas such as the Duke of Edinburgh Awards programme,' Mr James said.
'It is particularly pleasing that the whole school team has been recognised for their hard work, personalised care and commitment to the young people in our school over what has been a terrific journey of continuous improvement for the school.'
The inspection reported that students were well prepared for the 'complexities of the world outside and beyond the classroom and school', acknowledged that A Level results were higher than predicted values based on GCSE results, described students as respectful and noted a strong sense of community across the school.
Immensely proud of the achievements outlined, previous headteacher Liz Coffey said the report is a credit to the hard work of all who have contributed to the school's success.
'A selective cohort has meant the Grammar School has had different challenges to their colleagues in the high schools and as executive headteacher, I am excited about bringing together the expertise found across all schools, and working with staff to build a system which provides excellence for all in the future,' she said.
Under Education's plans, by 2022/23 the school at Les Varendes will only have students in Years 11 and 13.