Head teacher describes his pride in school’s achievement Ofsted full of praise for ‘outstanding’ grammar
Ashford’s Highworth Grammar School has been given a glowing report by Ofsted inspectors who have classed it as ‘outstanding’.
Teachers and pupils at the Quantock Drive school were thrilled to be informed of the top classification last Friday.
Head teacher Paul Danielsen said he was delighted with the Ofsted inspectors’ report and the outstanding designation.
Mr Danielsen added: “The report reflects the hard work and dedication of both the students and the staff. I am really proud to be the head teacher of this fantastic school.”
The inspection report classed Highhworth as outstanding in the achievement of its pupils, the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils, and the school’s leadership and management.
The Ofsted inspection team spent two days at the school on June 13 and 14. Their report says the school’s students make “excellent” progress, and their GCSE and A-level exam results are above the national average.
Teaching is ‘good’, and half of it is also outstanding.
The inspectors said that the students’ behaviour was “exemplary” and the school had an inclusive atmosphere, with all students feeling valued and being treated equally.
The Ofsted report described Mr Danielsen and his senior leaders as “excellent role models for teachers”.
The school’s sixth form was described as “outstanding with exemplary leadership and excellent teaching.” Ofsted’s previous report also classed Highworth Grammar as outstanding.
Highworth has 1,300 students and approximately 140 staff, 86 of whom are teachers.
Highworth Grammar School and head teacher Paul Danielson