We are delighted to announce that our Ofsted inspection in December 2014 has once again resulted
in an overall judgement of Outstanding and that our new Sixth Form has also been graded Outstanding!
|Leadership and Management||Outstanding|
|Behaviour and Safety of Pupils||Outstanding|
|Quality of Teaching||Outstanding|
|Achievement of Pupils||Outstanding|
|Sixth Form Provision||Outstanding|
On Friday 6th February we successfully hosted BBC Radio 4’s Any Questions? programme, which broadcast live from our new Sixth Form Centre.
The packed audience enjoyed a lively discussion between panellists Grant Shapps, (Conservative Party Chairman and MP) Scott Fletcher (North West entrepreneur), Molly Scott Cato (Green MEP) and Labour MP, Lisa Nandy.
Topics included Labour’s relationship with big business, the Rotherham child abuse scandal and, following a controversial comment by celebrity Stephen Fry, a question about what the panel would say to God at the Gates of Heaven. An engaged audience of staff, students and members of the public contributed to a fantastic evening.
The BBC was on site from 11.30 in the morning, with engineers laying cables from the stage to their Outside Broadcast van, parked in front of the study centre. The production team used a classroom as their base and Sixth Form students helped behind the scenes, acting as runners to collect questions (submitted by the audience) from the Any Questions? Box to deliver to the production office, where they were sifted and selected. Head of BBC Radio Manchester, Kate Squire, acted as a warm-up.
To hear the programme, please visit http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0512lnd#auto
More photos of the event can be found on our News and Events page - just click on the Parents and Carers tab at the top of this page.
A very warm welcome to our website. We hope that reading these pages will help you to gain an insight into the essence and heart of our school.
We place great importance on our core purpose of teaching and learning and on supporting our students in developing the ‘KASH’ – Knowledge, Attitudes, Skills and Habits – which will enable them to flourish and succeed. This ethos was recognised in our Ofsted inspection in December 2014:
The headteacher, senior leaders, middle leaders and governing body work with passion and a shared vision and determination for all students at the school to excel at all levels. There is an established and embedded ethos throughout the school of high expectations and aspirations for all. The headteacher is relentless in her drive for even higher standards and continuously challenges both staff and students to do their very best.”
We work hard to ensure that every member of our school community has access to a rich and diverse range of opportunities. For our students, this is provided through our Cornerstones programme which comprises Academic Aspiration , Leadership and Service , Culture and Creativity and Competition and Physical Endeavour . We believe that these four Cornerstones underpin an educational experience which will prepare students for life beyond school and deliver our vision which is
"…for every student, regardless of background or circumstance, to achieve the grades and develop the qualities which will open the door to the future of their choice"