Rapidly improving school celebrates marks

wet  Headteacher Andrea Barnes outside Wetherby High School.  090715M3.
wet Headteacher Andrea Barnes outside Wetherby High School. 090715M3.
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A Wetherby school is celebrating after local education inspectors judged the school to be “rapidly improved”.

Wetherby High School has been praised by Leeds Children’s Services Learning Improvement Team after a report showed 82 per cent of lessons at the school were good or outstanding.

The review, carried out this summer, follows an Ofsted inspection which judged the school to be “requiring improvement” in October 2012.

And the school’s recent GCSE exam result success places them as one of the best school’s in the region.

Mark Mckelvie, deputy head of Wetherby High School said: “The school is delighted with the results.

“We are confident that we can build on this, in addition to the school celebrating yet another year of brilliant exam successes.

“The results are a reflection of the hard work and commitment of our students, the dedication and skills of our teachers and support and guidance of parents.”

The local authority review, which was based on 28 observations at the school, stated: “The school has made significant improvements in the quality of teaching and learning since the last Ofsted inspection.”

Inspectors added that pupils behaviour at the school was “at least good but frequently outstanding.”

The inspection took place after an Ofsted report in October 2012 judged the school’s teaching to be “not good enough across many subjects.”

But the school is also celebrating GCSE exam success this year, with 71 per cent of students achieving five GCSE grades A* to C including English and maths, a figure which is 13 per cent above the national average.