THE Corsham School has made a turnaround by receiving Good in all areas in its recent Ofsted report.

The previous rating was requires improvement over two years ago, so the school are pleased that their hard work has paid off. 
Over two days, five inspectors visited the school where they surveyed all pupils, staff and parents. The inspection took place on September 11 and 12. 

Headteacher, Rod Bell said: “Since I arrived here just over two and a half years ago, I have been delighted with the progress we have made in our commitment to continually improve all aspects of the quality of educational experience for our pupils.”

“We’re really pleased with the report as this time we got good in all areas. We set a high expectation as our last inspection wasn’t good enough, so we have been addressing areas for improvement. Our aim is to be the best school in the country and get outstanding next time.” 

The school has a few areas to improve on which includes, the attendance of disadvantaged pupils, the maths and art curriculum needs to be redesigned and year seven and eight needs to be more demanding with languages and English. 

He added: “I wrote a letter to parents explaining the report and new framework to help them understand it better as we want parents and pupils to be part of our journey and aspiration to be better.” 

“Parents are pleased and supportive, as with high expectations and response rate, it is the best they’ve seen. They recognise that we want to improve which they are happy with. It was extremely heart-warming to receive the many overwhelmingly positive good luck emails parents and carers sent to me and staff during the inspection.”

Ofsted Parent View gives parents the opportunity to give their views on the school, it found 96% of parents ‘would recommend this school to another parent.’

Ofsted highlighted that pupils learn well in a secure, friendly and supportive setting and that leaders have high expectations for pupils. 

Mr Bell said: “The staff work tirelessly to continually improve the quality of education that our pupils experience. It has been gratifying leading these improvements and seeing the mind-set of our pupils change so that they, like the staff, now all have higher expectations of themselves with the belief that they can be hugely successful in whatever they put their mind to in their future.”