School celebrates ‘good’ Ofsted rating
Pupils and staff at Market Rasen De Aston School are celebrating after achieving a ‘good’ Ofsted rating following a two-day inspection.
Inspectors rated the school ‘good’ overall and highlighted many outstanding features.
These included achievement of pupils, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.
Quality of teaching and overall effectiveness of the boarding experience were rated ‘good’.
De Aston School headteacher Ellenor Beighton is delighted with the report.
She said: “The result is something to be proud of as it recognises the sustained improvements the school has made.
“To have so many outstanding elements recognised is a major achievement, particularly under the tougher Ofsted framework, which was introduced last year.
“However, we will not be resting on our laurels, the school will now continue its efforts to ensure that we are outstanding in all that we do, because that is what our students deserve.”
Inspectors pointed out pupils’ “great enthusiasm for learning” and said all achieve “well above average” results in GCSE and equivalent exams at the end of year 11.
The report said sixth form students also achieve well and are very successful in securing jobs or places at university and further education.
And inspectors praised the school’s “drive for improvement”, which they say has lead to all subjects having mostly good and outstanding teaching.
The report said: “Behaviour is excellent and students show great courtesy and care for others.”
It went on to say: “Students feel safe in the school.”
On boarding, inspectors said: “The experience of boarding and the good quality of care makes and exceptionally positive impact on students’ lives.”
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