Ofsted inspection Wednesday 05 December 2018
We are delighted to be able to share the final report following last week's short Ofsted inspection where the inspection team concluded that William de Ferrers continues to be a good school.
The school was inspected by a highly experienced team led by Andrew Hemmings (Her Majesty’s Inspector). During the day they visited lessons, reviewed pupils' progress in their books and reviewed a range of documentation.
Some of the findings of the inspection include:
● The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection
● Students make good progress in their A-level studies
● The proportion of students leaving the sixth form and going into higher education, employment or training is
consistently above average
● Safeguarding is effective and leaders understand and address the issues which affect pupils at this school
● Pupils told inspectors that they feel safe in school
● Pupils told inspectors they have someone that they can talk to in school
● Behaviour in lessons is typically good
● Pupils say that bullying is rare and that, if it happens, they are confident adults will deal with it effectively
● Pupils say that it is a welcoming school where people are treated equally
● Governors have a strong understanding of the school and work well with leaders in improving the school
While we are very proud of the inspection outcome, we are not complacent and will build on the areas for development to ensure that William de Ferrers continues to improve for the benefit of our pupils.
The full Ofsted report is available for parents/carers to view on the school’s website.