Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:
Leadership, including governance, is good and improving. The school has continued to secure high standards and improvements because of the relentless drive of the headteacher and other leaders, who are committed to educating successful women of the future.
Students say this is a safe and friendly place. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are outstanding and they show great respect to each other, staff and visitors to the site. They are polite and show a strong desire to learn.
Teachers are committed to improving students’ achievement and give freely of their time to support pupils’ learning through many clubs and additional classes.
Teaching in the sixth form is good. Teachers create a positive climate for learning in which students gain confidence and develop well as independent learners. Expectations are high, planning is good, and assessment regular and informative.