It's another 'Good' Ofsted inspection rating for Crompton House school

Date published: 11 June 2024

The students of Crompton House school continue to benefit from strong pastoral support, an ambitious curriculum and engage positively with a wide range of extra-curricular activities, so says their latest Ofsted report which returned with another 'Good' rating.

Pupils behave well in and out of lessons and sixth form students are role models for younger students.

These were some of the key observations made by the Ofsted team when they inspected the school recently.

The subsequent report, which can be read in full on the school website, states that the school has put in place a, ‘well thought-out curriculum”, which, “prepares (pupils) well for the future” and sixth form students, “have an offer of subjects that equip them well.”

Furthermore, “teachers have strong subject expertise due to the high-quality training that they receive” and this enable pupils to, “practice, revisit and remember their learning.”

The report notes that, “reading is a high priority.

The school’s Library is a hive of activity” and that pupils “typically read often in school.”

It also comments that “Pupils who find reading more difficult are identified quickly.

They benefit from well-considered strategies to improve their reading knowledge.

This improves pupils’ confidence and fluency in reading and supports them to access the wider curriculum.”

Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are identified quickly and effectively; the support given “enables pupils with SEND to access the full curriculum.”

The Inspectors noted the positive atmosphere around the school with the report also stating that, “The school is a calm, purposeful place to learn and work” that the pupils, “behave well” and that, “Attendance levels are above the national average.”

The Inspectors commented on the strength of Careers education in school, stating, “Careers education across the school is highly effective.”

The school is well supported by trustees and members of the local governing body who have a, “accurate understanding of the school” and are, “proud of the school and the impact that it has on its community.”

Staff are also, “proud to work at the school.”

Head of School, Susanna Hegarty, said: “I am delighted that this Ofsted report reinforces the many areas of strength across the school.

"I truly believe this shows that through our combined efforts, Crompton House provides all our students with a great educational experience.

"Our students uphold our core values and feel happy and safe in school.

"This achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of students, staff, governors, parents, carers, and the wider community.

"We should all be incredibly proud of what we have achieved together.”

Karl Newell, Chief Executive Officer of Crompton House Multi Academy Trust, added: “It is worth recognising that that the ‘bar has been raised’ with the current Ofsted inspection framework so it is extremely pleasing to read such a positive report, with only one area highlighted for improvement.

"School leaders had already identified and have been working to improve this area.

"This clearly demonstrates the strong leadership of the school, who are committed to maintaining and raising the high standards that Crompton House is famous for.

"I can speak on behalf of the Trust Board who consider this an excellent achievement for the school and are exceptionally proud of all staff and pupils for their efforts during this inspection, the time leading up to the inspection, and the ongoing performance of the school.”

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