OFSTED – 29th November 2014
As you are aware, we had an inspection visit from Ofsted in November 2014. I am delighted to report that we are judged to be Good in all areas with some, such as aspects of teaching and learning, academic progress and behaviour and safety close to outstanding. The visit was triggered by the recent opening of our sixth form so I am particularly delighted that this too was deemed very strongly Good despite only having been open for just over a year.
One key reason for not judging us to be Outstanding yet was that the sixth form has not been open long enough to produce a consistent record of A-level results. However, the inspection team stated that the school’s tracking of students’ current progress, the high quality of teaching and students’ impressive work indicate that the results in 2015 will be at least as good, if not better than those achieved in the summer.
This positive Ofsted report follows on from our best-ever set of GSCE results, a feat also highlighted by the Ofsted inspectors in their report. The 2014 results clearly set us to be the top performing school in the area in terms of the percentage of students getting A*-C grades in their GCSEs, including the vital subjects of Maths and English. We are also in the top 20 per cent of all Oxfordshire schools.
Two thirds of our GCSE students (66%) achieved the benchmark of five A*-C including English and Maths which is 11% above the national average of 55%. The GCSE results in English and Maths alone were even more striking, with 80% of Warriner students getting A*-C in Maths and 81% in English. The results nationally are just 71% and 67% respectively.
I am delighted that we have had the highest level of recognition of all the amazing things that we have achieved recently. Our sixth form has gone from strength to strength and our results, both at GCSE and AS level have proved that we continue to teach our children to succeed.
If you would like to read the full report, please click here: Final Published Ofsted Report
Dr Annabel Kay