LONGRIDGE High has been described as a “good and improving school” in an Ofsted report.
Headteacher Jane Green said that everyone associated with the school was pleased with the report’s conclusions following the two- day HMI inspection of the school earlier this month.
Mrs Green said: “We are very pleased with the report, which grades the school as good overall.’’
The report states that “teaching is good with some outstanding practice.’’
Mrs Green said: “ The report recognises the fact that 2011 saw us achieve our best results ever, reflecting the news from the local authority that we are the most improved school in Lancashire in terms of numbers of students achieving five or more GCSE A*-C passes including the ‘gold standard’ English and maths.”
She added that the report stated that all the pupils who responded to a survey from the inspectors said that they felt safe in school.’
Mrs Green praised the outstanding work of the senior leadership team in continually driving forward school improvement, and all the staff l for the excellent work they did every day in their commitment to ensuring the best outcomes for all students.
She also praised the school’s Governors for all their dedication, work and support.
She said: “Longridge High School is a thriving learning community. Our students are wonderful young people, who are great fun and have a passion for learning.
“As a school, we are committed to continually improving all areas of the school to ensure the best education in the widest sense of the word for all our students, and we are passionate as a staff in our determination to achieve this.’’