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Ofsted Short Inspection visit – Tuesday 20 March 2018

Message from Jo Hawkyard, Acting Deputy Headteacher

(On behalf of Mr Cooper who is on jury service this week)

I am pleased to draw your attention to the Ofsted Report from our recent Section 8 Short Inspection, conducted on Tuesday 20 March 2018.

As a school we are very pleased with the outcome of the inspection, which is that we retain our ‘Good’ status, originally awarded in September 2014.  This means so much to the staff and Governors, and could not have been achieved without the support and commitment of students, parents and carers.  Thank you so much!

The inspectors confirmed that we know our school well, are aware of its strengths and areas for development, and have capacity to secure further improvement.  We are proud of the achievements of our whole school community, especially in the context of significant curriculum changes and new examination and performance measures.

We are a school community with the interests of our students at heart.  We will continue to work together and move closer towards our vision of becoming truly outstanding in all aspects.

Please take a few moments to read the report, and thank you once again for your support which is so very much appreciated.

Click on the link below to view/download the Ofsted Report.  Paper copies are also available on request from the School Office.

Ofsted Short inspection of Belper School and Sixth Form Centre - March 2018