We are officially '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 Sutton Coldfield Grammar School for Girls in April 2011 to confirm their assessment of our sustained outstanding performance since our 2008 inspection. For a copy of their letter please click here.
The staff and students 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”
The report was a very positive endorsement of the work of the school and the partnership approach involving staff, parents, students and governors. It paid great tribute to the hard work and dedication put in by everyone to ensure the high levels of achievement in all aspects of school life.
We were 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. We have maintained these qualities in the years since, and are fully committed to continuing to do so.
Ofsted Report 2008
The school Ofsted report is available to download here.
Ofsted survey inspection programme - Creative Learning - November 2008
The Ofsted feedback letter is available to view by clicking here.
You can see our Ofsted profile page and view previous Ofsted reports here.
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