Belmont School gets ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grade again

Belmont Special School has repeated its previous success and once again been judged to be ‘Outstanding’ following a full Ofsted inspection on the 7th and 8th October.  Every judgement is outstanding:  achievement; quality of teaching; behaviour and safety of pupils; leadership and management; and the overall effectiveness of the school.

The Headteacher, Kevin Day, said:  “This is an excellent inspection report.  The whole school community is delighted with the outcome.  My committed staff team have worked very hard since the previous report, ensuring that standards rise and we challenge our students hard to ensure excellent learning progress.   At the same time we have driven our commitment to pastoral care, enrichment opportunities to educate the “whole child” with the valued partnership support of our parents and carers.

In his report lead inspector Michael Farrell, HMI wrote:

  • In this thriving and popular school, pupils make outstanding progress. They achieve excellently in a range of subjects and are consequently very well prepared for each stage of learning.
  • The behaviour of pupils is outstanding. They are keen to learn and enjoy their lessons, which strongly aid their progress.
  • Pupils make significant and continuing progress throughout the school.

Gerry Hayter, Chair of Governors, said: “The Governing Body are hugely proud of the pupils and staff for what is a richly deserved endorsement from OFSTED”.

photo: The Gloucestershire Echo