North Leamington School (NLS) declared as ‘a good school’ by Ofsted

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Following the Ofsted inspection that took place in February I am very pleased to inform you that Ofsted have officially declared and judged NLS as ‘a good school’ across all areas including the achievement of pupils, the quality of teaching, behaviour, safety and leadership and management.

Ofsted also recognised that the progress of the vast majority of students is ‘significantly better than the national average’ and that students’ attainment is improving, particularly at GCSE where they perform ‘significantly above the national average in most subjects’ including in Science, English Language and Literature, German and Geography.

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OFSTED OVERALL JUDGEMENTS: North Leamington School – February 2014

Overall effectiveness: Good

Achievement of pupils: Good

Quality of teaching: Good

Behaviour and safety of pupils: Good

Leadership and management: Good


To achieve a 'good' rating and such positive comments from the Inspectors is a real testimony to everyone at NLS – I know that we will continue to strive for even better results so we can go from good to great  we want to achieve outstanding and we have every confidence that by working together, we can do it.

The rigorous Ofsted process has highlighted the many achievements of pupils, staff, parents and governors and I’m very proud to be able to share some of these with you.

"North Leamington School is a good school where staff share the Headteacher’s passion and commitment for students and their learning”

"The progress of the vast majority of students is significantly better than the national average”

“Students attainment continues to improve with students doing well at GCSE where they achieve significantly above national average in most subjects”

“The curriculum is imaginative and builds on the strengths of the school’s rich arts heritage and ensures that all students have a wide range of excellent opportunities to meet their needs and interests “

"The vast majority of parents and carers are very positive about all aspects of the school and their child’s education”

“Leaders have high expectations of students and teachers”

“Robust quality assurance and self evaluation processes are in place to ensure good achievement and high quality care is in place for all students”

“Governors are an integral part of the school’s monitoring process. They use their professional expertise and skills to challenge school leaders and are critical of any underperformance”

“Students behave well in lessons and around the school, this is a reflection of the school’s strong, positive ethos”

“Teaching is good and lessons are well planned”

Comments from the full Ofsted Inspection – North Leamington School – February 2014

I know that by working even closer together we can continue to build and forge even stronger links between home and school so we help to make a real difference to the future lives of children, students and the wider community.

Thank you again.

Yours sincerely

Joy Mitchell
Head Teacher



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