WE ARE OFFICALLY 'OUTSTANDING'
Under the 2011 Education Bill, schools previously judged as outstanding are no longer subject to routine whole-school inspections unless concerns are raised about performance. OFSTED contacted the school in April 2011 to confirm their assessment of our sustained outstanding performance since our 2088 inspection. For a copy of their letter please click here.
We were all delighted to receive an outstanding verdict from OFSTED inspectors during their last inspection in 2008.
The inspectors commented that “Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls is an outstanding and high attaining school and there is no complacency. Students’ outstanding achievement is the result of good teaching, an outstanding curriculum and the excellent guidance they are given, together with their own determination which is a response to the high quality expectations that are enshrined in the school’s ethos”
OFSTED praised the positive atmosphere in the school, noting that “the students are buzzing with enthusiasm”. They spoke of the school as “a harmonious community where different faiths and cultures are respected” and of the “excellent contribution made to the community”. Pastoral support and guidance was seen to be strong throughout and they said that “students are prepared well for their future, they are mature, confident, articulate and develop excellent leadership skills”
This report has been a very positive endorsement of the work of the school and the partnership approach involving staff, parents, girls and the governors. It pays great tribute to the hard work and dedication put in by everyone to ensure the achievement of full potential throughout the school community. We are pleased that the inspectors recognised the school’s commitment to the pursuit of excellence at all times and that they judged us not to be complacent about success.
Ofsted Report 2008
The school Ofsted report is now available to download here.
Ofsted survey inspection programme - Creative Learning - November 2008
The Ofsted survey inspection programme feedback letter is now available to view by clicking here.
You can see our Ofsted profile page and view previous Ofsted reports here.
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