Ofsted

In our most recent inspection, Ofsted found that "This is an outstanding school in which students make excellent progress from their starting points, attain high academic standards and develop into thoughtful, confident and considerate young people who are well prepared for their future lives."

Inspection report: Broughton Business and Enterprise College, 22–23 February 2012

Key Findings

  • This is an outstanding school in which pupils make excellent progress from their starting points, attain high academic standards and develop into thoughtful, confident and considerate young people who are well prepared for their future lives.
  • Teaching is outstanding. Teachers are knowledgeable, dedicated and creative. They consistently challenge and inspire students to achieve their best and provide focused, effective support in response to individual needs.
  • Behaviour in classes and around the site is exemplary. Relationships between staff and pupils are good-humoured and mutually respectful, enabling the school to operate as a safe and harmonious community.
  • The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development highly effectively, including through its exciting extra-curricular opportunities, ecological initiatives and international links.
  • The inclusive ethos and caring principles of the school permeate all aspects of its work. The school’s excellent pastoral care is greatly appreciated by pupils. Attendance is high for all groups of pupils.
  • Leaders and managers at all levels are highly effective in sustaining high quality teaching. Quality assurance processes to monitor all aspects of the school’s work are rigorously and consistently applied. The views of pupils, parents and carers are regularly sought and acted upon. Self-evaluation is accurate and insightful; there is no complacency.
  • The school is held in high esteem by the vast majority of parents and carers, almost 85% of whom completed the inspection questionnaire. This is a much higher response than usually found.
  • Leaders are highly ambitious for the school’s future development. Strong and mutually beneficial collaborative partnerships have been established with other schools, colleges and universities. The school has identified that it wishes to develop these partnerships further and the school’s commitment to collaborative work is the key to its continued development. The school demonstrates outstanding capacity for sustained improvement.

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