Pupils staff and parents at Holy Trinity School and Sixth Form in Kidderminster are celebrating after a recent OFSTED inspection rated the school as ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare.
The school, a co-educational all through Free School since 2014, was commended by inspectors who stated that both primary and secondary pupils were making ‘rapid progress’ and that the ‘teaching of pupils across all phases was of a high quality’.
The inspection team on rating the personal development, behaviour and welfare as ‘Outstanding’ noted that on speaking with pupils it was evident that they felt safe in school and that any instances of bullying were exceptionally rare and were dealt with firmly. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural ethos of the school was indicated as a strength and Safeguarding as effective and robust, with the school placing a high priority on the welfare of all pupils.
The leadership and governance of the school was commended for overseeing ‘rapid improvements’, maintaining a ‘relentless focus on improving teaching and outcomes for pupils’ and acknowledged the strength of governors who were highly active within the school.
Holy Trinity Headteacher, Mrs Pamela Leek-Wright said, ‘ I am exceptionally proud of all members of the school community who contribute on a daily basis, making the school what it is. I am particularly pleased with an outstanding rating for personal development, behaviour and welfare, which reflects the school ethos, something that is firmly at the heart of Holy Trinity.’
Mrs Marlow, Chair of Governors stated that, ‘I would like to congratulate Mrs Leek-Wright and her leadership team for their strength and passion in taking the school forward. The achievement of Good with Outstanding is so well deserved and we as governors couldn’t be more proud of being part of Holy Trinity - present and future.’
There was an overwhelming response from parents who stated that they would recommend the school and who felt that their children were safe and being taught well. Parents also indicated that they felt the behaviour was good throughout the school day, something re-iterated by inspectors who noted that, ‘pupils were polite and courteous’. Parents from the Parent Voice Group stated that, ‘We are delighted with the outcome of this report. As parents we were confident our children were benefiting from the rich and varied HTS experience. The report confirms this and we couldn’t be prouder of the children, Mrs Leek-Wright and the team’.
The full report can be found on the Ofsted website.