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Ofsted delight for Attleborough school

PUBLISHED: 20:13 28 May 2008 | UPDATED: 14:32 14 July 2010

Ofsted inspectors have praised Attleborough High School, saying it provides a good education and highlighting outstanding aspects of its work.

The report from the educational standards watchdog states that specialist school status has become a major catalyst for improvements.

Ofsted inspectors have praised Attleborough High School, saying it provides a good education and highlighting outstanding aspects of its work.

The report from the educational standards watchdog states that specialist school status has become a major catalyst for improvements.

It mentions outstanding progress in maths and points to how students of all abilities respond to good- quality teaching.

Pupils benefit from the individual help extended to all students who require academic or pastoral help, and have an excellent enjoyment of school, according to the inspectors.

The school's award-winning development of their virtual learning environment is given special reference. It has opened up state-of-the-art learning for students as well as parents and the wider community, and in doing so has transformed the culture of the school and given a new slant and impetus to learning in its broadest sense, says Ofsted.

Head Stuart Bailey, who is described as providing outstanding direction to the school's work, said: “We are delighted with the results of this inspection.

“The comments reflect the quality of the work that we as a community direct at improving the education of our young people. We take particular pride in the inspection team's acknowledgement of the success we have achieved in

making this school a happy and caring environment where

students make good progress.”

Mr Bailey added: “I would like to thank the parents, carers and governors for their support, and the staff and students for their ability to enthusiastically and consistently rise to the challenge of education at Attleborough High School.”

The inspectors conclude that personal development of the students is outstanding, as is the care, support and guidance given to students. The report notes that their self-esteem and growing confidence are strongly encouraged from the time they start school. It also notes the excellent working relationships between staff and students.

Strength in personal support and guidance is also acknowledged in provision in the sixth form, where students are described as being articulate, friendly and self-confident.

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