"This is a good school." Ofsted 2013
Rivington and Blackrod High School was inspected in January 2013. The inspectors observed 62 part-lessons. Meetings were held with leaders, staff, members of the governing body, students and a representative of the local authority.
Documents relating to students' progress in their learning, checks on how well the school is doing, improvement planning, behaviour and safety were analysed. Parents' views were taken into account through the school's recent surveys, a small number of phone calls from parents, and the 63 responses to the on-line questionnaire (Parent View).
The key findings of the Ofsted inspection judgements are that Rivington and Blackrod High School is a good school:
Students’ achievement at age 16 has improved steadily since the previous inspection. The proportion gaining five or more A* to C passes at GCSE, including English and mathematics, was well above average in 2012 and is set to improve further in 2013.
Current Year 11 students are on track to exceed their challenging academic targets. Achievement in English is very strong.
The sixth form is good. Good teaching is supporting improvement in AS and A level and achievement in vocational courses is strong.
Teaching is good and some is outstanding. It is bringing about good and improving progress across subjects. A strong culture of learning and achievement, where students are keen to succeed, is well established.
Leaders and governors have a good understanding of how well the school is performing. Checks on students’ progress are rigorous and accurate and teachers’ performance is checked closely for the effect it has on progress.
Leaders have recognised what needs to be improved and have taken effective action so that teaching and students’ achievement have improved since the previous inspection.
Students behave well in lessons and are eager to learn. Most students conduct themselves sensibly when moving around the school. Students feel safe and secure in school and say there is very little bullying. Attendance is above average and improving.
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The statutory inspection of Anglican Schools took place for Rivington and Blackrod High School - April 2010
The statutory inspection of Rivington and Blackrod High School showed that the school has a very clear statement of Christian values which underpins a major emphasis on faith in action. These result in a high quality of inclusion, relationships and involvement with a range of communities. For a copy of the statutory inspection of Rivington and Blackrod High School please click here.