Latest Ofsted outcome delights staff and students at city school

Leon School ''New library and cinema room''wk 37
Leon School ''New library and cinema room''wk 37

PROGRESS made at Leon School and Sports College is being celebrated this week after its latest Ofsted inspection result.

Students, staff and governors are delighted with the outcome of the latest inspection, which has graded the school as “good” with some “ooutstanding features”.

The inspection was part of the normal cycle of inspections three years since the school achieved a “satisfactory” grading.

Headteacher Simon Viccars said: “This fantastic outcome for the school came as no surprise to the staff and learners who have worked tirelessly for the last few years to raise progress and standards while offering a unique curriculum and outstanding care, guidance and support.

“The inspection has affirmed the schools’ own evaluation of its progress.”

Leon School and Sports College was graded as “good” by inspectors in all six assessment areas, with lesson planning at the school identified as good, strong behaviour management witnessed and recognition that the School Council provided a ‘positive voice’.

Inspectors also observed that rigorous monitoring in the Sixth Form was a significant strength.

Generally, the breadth of curriculum on offer was identified as ‘incredibly good practice’ and Leon delivered as a Value for Money school.

Areas of practice graded as “outstanding” included safeguarding and promotion of community cohesion and the school is keen to progress further in future.