Youngsters and teachers at Castleford Academy are celebrating after the school achieved a good Ofsted report.
The Ferrybridge Road school was judged to be good in all areas assessed including overal effectiveness, leadership, teaching and learning and behaviour.
Inspectors also recognised the school’s best ever GCSE results this saw which saw 64 per cent of students achieve five A* to C, including English and mathematics.
George Panayiotou, headteacher, said: “I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all pupils, staff, parents and governors for their dedication and support.
“This achievement is particularly impressive given the challenge schools face.”
As a result of the inspection, the Department of Education and the regional school Ofsted commissioner have named the academy as an ambassador to support schools in achieving a good rating.
Inspectors recognised the good behaviour of youngsters at the school and said that pupils “are immaculately dressed, prepared for lessons with the right equipment, courteous to each other and appear happy at all times.”
Bill Clift, chairman of trustees and governors, said: “Well done to staff, pupils and parents.
“Despite the significant changes to the Ofsted criteria in the last 12 months, our academy has positively responded and received a good report.
“Pupils have only one opportunity to receive a good education and I feel the that the academy provides this for our pupils, which will continue for many years to come.”
To read a full copy of the inspectors’ report from their visit on September 24 and 25 visit the school’s website at www.castlefordacademy.com or www.ofsted.gov.uk