An Outstanding Report

Here’s what the latest Ofsted report had to say about Churston Sixth Form:

Effectiveness of the sixth form: Grade 1 = Exceptionally and consistently high

“High-quality teaching, support and extensive curriculum opportunities mean that a high proportion of students in Year 11 choose to join the sixth form at Churston Ferrers. They are joined each year by students from other schools, who report that they are supported very well and settle in quickly. Students in the sixth form make outstanding progress and achieve results in a range of academic courses that are well above the national average.

“The care, guidance and support students receive are outstanding. Many students note with appreciation the high quality of academic support and individual guidance from teachers for the subjects they study. They describe the atmosphere of constant encouragement and belief in their ability to do well. They also note the very effective support for them through student services, and guidance in the Well-Being programme that prepares them for the challenges of adult life, including relationships, health, finance, and housing. Guidance provided for future careers or education beyond the sixth form is personalised and well informed. Students play an important part in the school through the school parliament and support younger students through the ‘Listeners’ programme.

“The sixth form is led and managed very well. Effective analysis of performance and cohesive planning within the senior management team lead to constantly improving provision.”