Inspectors found that the school has “an ethos of care and a culture of high expectations across the all-through school.” The report continued, “Leaders and governors have established effective systems to continually review all aspects of the school. There is no complacency. The work to improve outcomes has led to pupils consistently making strong progress in their GCSE examinations.”

While acknowledging our improving outcomes at all key stages, the inspectors also praised the work done to develop students as individuals, reporting that, “Leaders place high importance on pupils’ realising their full potential academically. However, they place equal importance on the development of pupils’ wider skills and experiences. As a result, extra-curricular and enrichment activities are wide and varied and complement the curriculum.”

Over the two-day inspection, Ofsted also found that, “Pupils are well prepared for their lessons and take pride in the presentation of their work. They conduct themselves well around both school sites and move sensibly in corridors. Pupils behave well.”

“Pupils are exceptionally well prepared for the next stage of their education, employment or training. Leaders place high importance on ensuring that pupils have access to high quality information, advice and guidance.”

Some of the most positive comments were reserved for Hessle Sixth Form and our students: “Sixth-form provision is a strength of the school. Students in the sixth form are very proud of their sixth form. They are a credit to the school. They have high aspirations and are good role models for younger pupils. Students are overwhelmingly positive about their sixth form experience.”

The full report can be found here