ofsted logoFollowing a two day Ofsted inspection in October, Oathall has been rated as ‘Good’ in every area.

Inspectors observed 52 lessons, met with students, teachers, senior leaders, the governing body and representatives from the local authority.

The final report published on Friday 8 November praised teaching standards, pupil behaviour and the school’s leadership and management.

“The headteacher, the senior leadership team and the governing body have a clear vision for the direction of the school.  Their actions have brought about improvements to standards of teaching and students’ achievement and they have the ambition to take them to the very highest levels,” said Ofsted.

The inspection team reported that students typically have good, and in some cases, exemplary attitudes to learning, that the quality of teaching, like examination results, is good and improving and noted that the proportion of Year 11 students who remain in education, training or work on leaving school is significantly above average.

Analysis of the 96 responses to parental and carers’ questionnaires showed that the school is regarded highly with many saying they would recommend Oathall Community College to others.

Headteacher, Mr Edward Rodriguez said: “The inspectors recognised that Oathall is a good and rapidly improving school with a very clear focus on becoming an outstanding one.  As the report highlights, we have the ambition to take the students’ achievements to the highest levels and all at the college are committed to doing so.”

2013 Ofsted report and letter from Mr Rodriguez