Ofsted Report

The last Ofsted inspection was carried out on 17th & 18th January 2019. Please use the link below to download a copy of the report.

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Ofsted 2019

There has been a step change in the quality of education at Bedale’.

‘Leaders have a strong track record of improving the school’.

‘Teachers listen intently to what pupils say and question them well to push them forward in their learning’

‘Pupils have an increasingly strong sense of pride in their school and are committed to their studies’.

‘Pupils report that they feel safe at school’.

‘Pupils are happy with the way the school helps them to focus on emotional, physical and mental health’.

‘The new leadership team has secured substantial improvements at school’.

‘Pupils make good progress from their starting points’.

‘Pupils develop into rounded citizens and grasp any wider opportunities that they are given’.

‘The school is a calm and orderly place in which to learn’.

‘Parents and pupils are positive about the standard of teaching at school. Inspectors agree’.

‘Pupils are polite, courteous and well-behaved’.

‘The most striking improvement has been in the standards of behaviour of pupils’.

‘Teachers have strong subject knowledge and plan well’.

‘School plans for students to become ‘successful learners, confident individuals and responsible citizens’ – they are successful with this’.

‘Governors have a strong and clear vision for the quality of education at school’.

‘Teachers and other adults model values of tolerance and respect in the way they interact with pupils’.

‘Any bullying is dealt with swiftly by adults’.

Ofsted Parentview 2020

100% of parents would recommend this school to another parent

100% of parents feel that the school has high expectations for their child

100% of parents feel that their child is happy at this school

100% of parents feel that the school supports their child’s wider personal development

100% of parents feel that their child is safe at this school

Parent Questionnaires – Feedback

‘My daughter has made a really positive transition from primary school. Her Form Tutor has been a fabulous support in helping her settle and has been a vital link for us, as parents.’
(Yr 7 Parent)

‘The Duke of Edinburgh initiative has been brilliant. Thanks to the staff who gave up so much time to support it. We loved seeing our son growing in confidence and he loved the camping…we would recommend it to every parent!’ (Year 10 Parent)

‘We were a little anxious about the Options process but Mr Gill was really helpful. The booklet we were given, and the Options parent evening meant that we had all the information we needed to make the right choices’. (Yr 8 Parent)

‘We got a lot of help just when we needed it to get our son back on track. The GCSE Information Support Evening reminded us of some very useful actions we can take at home, and of all the support that is available in school’. (Yr 11 Parent)

‘I am so grateful for the support for my daughter and her friends in Year 11. It can be such a stressful time but teachers put on after-school classes and one to one mentoring, they came in during the holidays, and the pastoral team really kept on top of any anxieties.’ (Yr 11 Parent)