Ofsted praise for BVC
Students at Bassingbourn Village College, near Royston, have been commended for their “exemplary conduct” by Ofsted.
Inspectors visited the 600-student school in South Cambridgeshire at the end of the summer term and released their report on line today (11 September).
Principal Duncan Cooper said: “It was a good end to a fabulous year for Bassingbourn Village College. The inspectors were incredibly complimentary about our students, staff and governors.”
Parents, too, praised the school. Through the Ofsted questionnaire parents commented on the dedication of staff, their “enormous support, both academic and pastoral” and the “highest level of caring”.
The Ofsted inspectors found leadership, including that of the governors, to be a strength of the school, stating “you have embedded a culture of high expectations and aspirations which underpin the school’s plans.”
Students were found to be welcoming, respectful and friendly to each other and adults and are eager to learn. Their conduct is exemplary. Students are curious about the world around them and the school’s broad and balanced curriculum provides many opportunities for them to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding.
English was seen to be a strength of the school with pupil progress significantly above national standards.
Inspectors found the school to be very inclusive of all pupils, regardless of their background and ability, and acknowledged that these students made good progress across the school. However they thought that the school should do more to improve the attendance of disadvantaged students, and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
The report can be found here.