Ofsted Report

The Misbourne was last inspected in November 2013 and is a GOOD school.

The lead inspector said ‘students have positive attitudes to learning, are well mannered, polite and courteous towards each other and to staff and are most welcoming to visitors’.  Much of the report encapsulates the very positive atmosphere of our school with comments such as:-

  • Achievement is good and rising rapidly.
  • Teaching is good overall with some that is outstanding because leadership of this is exemplary. This is having a positive impact on the attainment and progress of all students.
  • The behaviour of students and their attitudes to learning in classes are extremely good. Relationships between students and with adults are very positive.
  • The students’ target-setting process ensures that they are set aspirational targets for all subjects.  This is helping to accelerate the progress of most students and is contributing positively to the students’ learning. 
  • Students say they feel extremely safe in school and are very well cared for by the school. Parents strongly support this view.
  • The sixth form is good.
  • The school prepares students well for future success through a wide range of subjects and courses. All go on to further education, training or employment when they leave.
  • Leaders and managers, including the governing body, know what the school does well and where it can do even better. They are ambitious for its future.

We are never complacent at The Misbourne and as the report states, we have detailed plans for making our school even better, with a clear vision for the future, and the school sets itself very demanding targets.  I am delighted to read so many positive comments, moreover, the support of students, staff and parents is testament to the fact that The Misbourne continues to aspire to provide the very best education for all our students.  I am very proud to lead the school and invite you to come and join us.

If you would like to read the full report, please click here.

Robert Preston