Following an Ofsted inspection in February, Bishop Fox’s has been judged to have maintained a good quality of education in the school.
The report reads positively including:
“Students successes are celebrated, they enjoy their lessons and they make good progress”.
“Most students are working and achieving well and are on course to meet the appropriately demanding targets the school has set”.
“The most able students are now challenged appropriately and make the progress they should”.
It was reported that Kerry Tonkin, the new Headteacher from January, has provided a sense of continuity and cohesion for staff and students while simultaneously preparing to move the school on to the next stage of its development.
“We know that Bishop Fox’s is a good school, and in many ways better than good, and I am pleased that the Ofsted inspection team found sufficient evidence to agree with this judgement.
We have worked tirelessly to improve outcomes for our students over many years and also to offer a broad range of experiences within and beyond the classroom. The culture of high standards and high expectations underpins everything that we do.
As the Headteacher I was encouraged by the tremendous support that the school has within our local community – comments received from staff, governors, parents and students were wholly positive. It was heartening to hear in the feedback from the lead inspector that he thought that we had all of the ingredients to be outstanding in the future”.