Ofsted

‘Leaders ensure that the school’s maxim of ‘learn, lead, inspire’ is met through a curriculum that offers a broad and balanced education’  

Gosford Hill was last inspected on 11-12 February 2016. As with all inspections the report outlined many strengths and also areas where we need to improve:

The report outlines the following strengths: 

The report also outlines where we need to improve: 

What Ofsted said: 

  • The senior leadership team and dedicated staff have determinedly made many changes that have improved the school
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare is judged good
  • The school’s work to safeguard students is strong
  • 16-19 study programmes are good
  • Students behave well and show good attitudes towards learning
  • A curriculum that offers a broad and balanced education 
  • Governors have ambitious aims and a clear vision for the school
  • Sixth formers take a pride in their school and provide good role models for younger students with many learners taking up leadership roles to mentor or support younger students.
  • The working relationships between staff and students are strong
  • Teaching is strong in English and becoming stronger in mathematics
  • Middle leaders trust and respect the senior team 
  • The conduct of 6th formers is exemplary
  • Gosford Hill cares  a great deal about students’ personal development 
  • A wide range of after school enrichment opportunities 
  • Bullying is rare and  students trust the school to deal with any awkward situations sensitively.
  • Enrichment includes school productions, sporting events, trips and visits. Key Stage 4 students receive good next steps guidance for their chosen careers for the future.

Our 2016 Ofsted Inspection report is available here

You can also visit the Ofsted website here.