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Ofsted

In March 2015 Southfield School received its latest Ofsted inspection.  The school was graded as good with oustanding features.  

The inspectors commented that “precisely targeted school development planning is leading to rapid improvements in all areas of the provision” and subsequently, “students’ achievement is good and is improving.”  They continue to report that “the most able students gain qualifications in reading, writing, communication and mathematics” whilst “students of lower ability make good strides in their personal, social and communication development.” 

The inspection found the behaviour and safety of pupils to be outstanding, with inspectors commenting that “students love coming to school and to the sixth form centre and attitudes to learning are exemplary.”   Also graded outstanding was leadership and management, with headteacher, senior and middle leaders providing “outstanding leadership with a shared vision and purpose.”  There is also special mention for the school’s outstanding sixth form provision, the Pathfinder Vocational Centre, where “students make rapid progress in their confidence” and “enjoy a rich curriculum which prepares them exceptionally well for the world of work or for the next step in their education.”  Teaching was graded as “good overall with an increasing amount which is outstanding”, whilst the achievement of students was also graded as “good and improving.”  

The full report is available to read at the bottom of the page.  

To access a page on the Ofsted website which lists all our reports historically, click here.  

To review Southfield School on Ofsted's Parent View site, click here.