|Drayton Manor High 'Outstanding'|
Local school gets top marks in OFSTED inspection report
Drayton Manor High School is celebrating being rated as 'outstanding' by schools' inspectorate OFSTED in its most recent report.
The inspectors said, "The school has a well-deserved reputation of giving all students equal opportunities to succeed. It supports their individual needs so they make outstanding progress. All students are very well prepared for their future lives, whatever their chosen paths."
The report highlights the success of the school in getting a high percentage of pupils to attain the English Baccalaureate and the fact that boys and girls do equally well in exams.
The students are praised for their behaviour and the school is said to have a safe environment.
Sir Pritpal Singh, Head of the school said, “This is well deserved recognition of the enormous effort of students, parents, staff, governors and friends of the school and I want to say thank you very much to all concerned.”
"You contribute much to the school and the local community through your voluntary work and support for younger students.”
Si Pritpal is singled out for praise in the report which states, "Leadership is outstanding with the headteacher’s wisdom, experience and care for all students permeating the extremely harmonious atmosphere."
Christine Fortune Chair of Governors added, "This is a fantastic acknowledgement of the commitment, hard work and dedication of every member of the school and is well deserved. I am confident that these very high standards will continue to be maintained."
Almost 70% of students at the school achieved five good GCSE grades including English and mathematics in 2011. The percentage of GCSE A*/A grades was significantly above average in English, mathematics and science. The curriculum is praised for offering stimulating extras such as Chinese, Latin and the Duke of Edinburgh award, sixth form community service as well as numerous visits, trips and other activities.
June 20, 2012