QEGS receives ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

Queen Elizabeth’s Grammar School is delighted to share that following a recent Ofsted inspection in September 2019, the school has been awarded the rating of ‘Good’. In addition, the school has been judged as ‘Outstanding’ in two areas; Personal Development and Early Years Provision.

The inspector’s report praised the progress in pupils’ achievement that has ‘improved significantly in all key stage areas since the last inspection’ in May 2017.

The report also commends the ‘stunning range of opportunities to enhance pupils’ personal development’ and the ‘exceptional range of opportunities beyond the formal curriculum’ that help ‘pupils to grow as human beings and ensure that pupils leave the school with fond memories’.

QEGS’ curriculum is also highlighted in the report, in which it is described as ‘exceptionally broad and ambitious’, with the personal, social, health and economic (PHSE) curriculum as ‘exemplary’. The school is also commended for creating a ‘positive safeguarding culture’ in which pupils ‘feel safe and appreciate the support given by staff’.

The Head, Mrs C Gammon, explained: “We are delighted to receive this positive feedback from Ofsted which celebrates the great work that happens in school every day, thanks to our dedicated staff team and committed pupils and students. We are incredibly proud of our academic success across the school and it is also fantastic to see our commitment to going further than the taught curriculum being celebrated, as we work hard to develop all of our pupils and students beyond their studies.

I am very pleased with the progress we have made in the last two and a half years and we are committed to continuing to build upon this success and ensure that our standards remain consistently high.

Personal Development and Early Years Provision were highlighted by inspectors as areas with ‘Outstanding’ ratings, including comments that in the Early Years Provision, children ‘settle quickly into the nurturing environment’. Inspectors also highlighted their findings when observing Sixth Form, commenting that students are ‘articulate, well-mannered and mature’, benefitting from a ‘well-planned range of opportunities beyond their academic studies.’

David Peat, Chair of QEGS Governors, added: “I am delighted with the Ofsted rating of Good with Outstanding features as staff have worked hard to improve the quality and range of education, alongside the physical features of the school, over the last 2 and a half years. The Governors and I are pleased that these improvements have been accepted and acknowledged by Ofsted. QEGS offers a wide range of academic topics to our students whilst developing the whole person to live successfully in 21st century Britain.”

The full Ofsted report can be found here