Rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, October 2013
School leavers - Which level to look at:
Level 3 if you are predicted at least 4 GCSEs at grades A*-C, including English
Level 2 if you are predicted at least 2 GCSEs at grade D or above, including English
Performing Arts rated 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, October 2013
"Students do particularly well in drama, dance and vocational courses in music technology."
"Teachers successfully promote a culture of high expectation and, consequently, students meet professional standards for rehearsals and productions."
"Students make exceptional progress in physical theatre and dance lessons and display outstanding performance skills."
"Teachers use specialist resources particularly effectively to promote the development of practical and technical skills. Students have ready access to industry-standard facilities."
"Teachers provide outstanding individual support to students."
"Students participate in an extensive range of high-quality enrichment activities."
"Links with industry provide valuable opportunities for work experience."
Departments teaching art, design, media, music and performing arts were rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted in 2012
“Many teachers work in the creative industries and use their knowledge of professional practice effectively to help students be aware of employment trends and industry expectations.”
“Students achieve high grades across all subjects. “
“The majority of students successfully progress to work or further and higher education, with many of these students achieving places at prestigious universities and schools of design, music and drama.”
“Attendance and punctuality are good and behaviour is excellent. Students’ performance work demonstrates high levels of maturity and commitment.”