Inspection labels school outstanding

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DELIGHTED staff and pupils are celebrating after their Doncaster school was rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted.

Hungerhill School, in Edenthorpe, received the highest possible grades for all aspects of its work in the report following last month’s inspection which used a new tougher system brought in this autumn.

Headteacher Graham Wakeling said: “I am delighted the high quality of education provided by the school has been recognised by Ofsted. The rating is a reflection on the dedication of all staff, the commitment and hard work of our students, and the excellent support we receive from parents.

“It also acknowledges the outstanding contribution made by members of the governing body over a long period of time. It is an achievement of which we can all be proud.”

The report said pupils made exceptional progress and reached standards in public exams that were significantly higher than the national averages. As a result, they were exceptionally well prepared for the next stage in their education, training, or employment.

Lessons were routinely lively and interesting and the work was challenging. Pupils concentrated hard, were very keen to do well and made excellent progress during their time at the school. Behaviour in and around the school was ‘impeccable’ and pupils showed considerable respect for each other.

The report recommended the school ensure pupils were able to develop their understanding of study topics by allowing time in lessons for them to think and reflect.