Chickerell Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 9SY Inspection dates
Achievement of pupils Quality of teaching
Behaviour and safety of pupils Leadership and management
19–20 September 2013
Previous inspection: Outstanding This inspection:
Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding Outstanding
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. GCSE results for students in this college are typically well above average. As a result of the improved quality of teaching since the last inspection, all groups of students make rapid progress and their achievement is excellent.
Although attainment and progress levels in mathematics fell in 2012 because of unforeseeable turbulence in staffing, high standards of teaching and learning in this subject have now been restored.
Achievement in English is above average and students develop strong literacy skills. Attainment and progress in science is a particular strength of the school.
Teaching is outstanding. Lessons are carefully planned and orchestrated to enable all students to make rapid progress within an exceptionally calm and purposeful environment.
Behaviour is impeccable and attitudes to learning are extremely mature.
The headteacher shares his vision of excellence for the college through his dedicated and ambitious leadership. He inspires outstanding leadership at both senior and middle levels.
The range of courses on offer and the extra- curricular provision is extensive and inspirational.
The sixth form is outstanding. Teaching is often exceptionally challenging and effective.
Governors know the college well and provide effective support and challenge, thus making an outstanding contribution to college leadership.
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