Quarrydale is a 'good' school

STAFF and pupils at Sutton's Quarrydale School are top of the class after receiving a 'good' rating by inspectors.

The Stoneyford Road school was given good scores in most areas –– from teaching to pastoral care –– following the two-day visit by Ofsted last month.

Inspectors highlighted the school's continued progress with GCSEs, which they say is due to teachers being knowledgeable and planning their lessons well.

In addition, pupils behave well and generally enjoy going to school –– while attendance levels have improved thanks to set targets and bullying levels are low.

Areas identified for improvement include increasing the quality of education in the sixth form and making lessons more challenging for the most able pupils.

The report is the highest Ofsted grading the school has achieved and headteacher Craig Weaver said: "I am delighted that the hard work of staff, governors and pupils which has brought about such improvements at Quarrydale School has been recognised in our recent Ofsted inspection by grading us as a good school."

His comments were backed by the school's chairman of governors John Heald, who said: "I am so pleased with this wonderful news. The inspectors endorsed our opinion that we are a first rate school, which serves its community well."

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