Barr’s Hill School Celebrates its ‘GOOD’ Ofsted Judgement

Barr’s Hill School Celebrates its ‘GOOD’ Ofsted Judgement

Students and staff at Barr’s Hill School are celebrating a very positive visit from Ofsted which has resulted in the school’s judgement being upgraded to GOOD.

Inspectors were impressed by the school’s high teaching standards stating:
“Teachers have high expectations of pupils and foster strong and respectful relationships. They have good subject knowledge and plan lessons that use a range of innovative strategies to stimulate pupils’ interest and curiosity.”

“Outcomes for pupils are markedly improved. This is because of effective teaching and a newly designed, balanced curriculum. Teachers track pupils’ performance rigorously and they put effective support in place when they fall behind and need to catch up.”


Inspectors made many positive comments about the school’s leadership and management including: “The recently appointed headteacher and his dedicated leadership team have an unwavering determination to improve the school.”

Ofsted inspectors were extremely complimentary about student behaviour: “Pupils wear their uniform with pride and look smart. They are friendly, courteous and respectful of each other and staff. They are proud of their school and look after the school environment.”

Inspectors singled out The Bridge, recently opened at Barr’s Hill to cater for the specific needs of Year 7 students: “The school’s ‘Bridge’ facility offers bespoke, individualised and targeted teaching by specialised staff. The quality of teaching English to pupils who speak English as an additional language that is provided in ‘The Bridge’ in exceptional.”

Mr Jupp, Headteacher of Barr’s Hill School, said, “The school is extremely pleased with the result. We are aiming to become even better and will continue to work every day to provide outstanding learning experiences for our students.”