Pupils achieve ‘outstanding’ English grades

Brigshaw High School following their Ofsted report - Principal Cath Lennon with Rachel Seymour, Liam Brown, Tom Kirwin, EveMattison and Erica Barnes. (P524A324)
Brigshaw High School following their Ofsted report - Principal Cath Lennon with Rachel Seymour, Liam Brown, Tom Kirwin, EveMattison and Erica Barnes. (P524A324)

Pupils and staff at an Allerton Bywater school are celebrating after receiving a top Ofsted report .

Brigshaw High School was awarded a ‘good’ rating after the education watchdog’s inspection last month.

In the report, Anthony Briggs, lead inspector, said students achieved well across the curriculum.

He said: “Students achieve well in nearly all subjects. Their achievement in English is outstanding. As a result of the good and sometimes outstanding teaching they receive, students make good progress from their below-average starting points throughout their time at the school.”

He also commented that students who are disabled or have special educational needs also achieve well.

Principal Cath Lennon said: “We are delighted that Ofsted have once again recognised Brigshaw’s strengths and we are very proud of our children’s achievements.

“Brigshaw is a school supported by our community. Having a fifth successful inspection sets just the right tone for our 40th birthday celebrations in June where we are hosting more than 70 international students from around the world for a repeat of our wonderful Olympic project last year.”

The report stated that for the school to become outstanding overall it need to increase the proportion of outstanding teaching so that all students, including the most able, secured high levels of achievement in relation to national figures.

This could be achieved by raising teachers’ expectations of how hard the more able students could work, settingwork that challenged them in every lesson, and ensuring all students behaved as well as possible in every lesson.