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Ofsted Report

Chelmer Valley High School is judged to be a Good School.  This means that, according to Ofsted, we are “effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils’ needs and that pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.”

Ofsted’s key findings in the 2013 report:

  • Students make good progress and reach above average levels of attainment.
  • Students behave well and have positive attitudes to their learning.
  • Students say they enjoy being at the academy. They have good social skills and are well prepared for life when they leave the academy.
  • They feel safe in school. They say that bullying is rare, and that if it did happen, it would be dealt with swiftly and effectively.
  • The sixth form is good. Students make rapid progress because teaching is good, and the programme of work they study suits them and is effectively planned.
  • The Headteacher’s leadership is good. He provides clear direction for the academy’s work to raise standards and improve students’ progress.
  • He is well supported by all in leadership positions and by the governing body. The academy is improving.
  • Leaders provide effective training to improve the quality of teaching.

Students’ positive attitudes to learning, in both the sixth form and main academy, make a significant contribution to their achievement.

Relationships between students and between students and adults are very good, and this means that students feel secure in asking questions when they do not understand, and in attempting to explain their ideas when they are not sure if their understanding is accurate. They know that teachers will give up their time to help them, and appreciate the help they receive.

It (the Academy) is effective in eliminating all forms of discrimination and promoting students’ enjoyment of learning.

Quotes from Ofsted Inspection Report 14th - 15th November 2013

"I am immensely proud of everyone connected with Chelmer Valley and the outcome of this report.  Chelmer remains a highly successful school and we are all determined to ensure that our students continue to thrive and maximise their potential."  Mr D N  Franklin

Official Ofsted Site

Schools Performance Tables The Department for Education publish Schools Performance Tables yearly.

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Ofsted Date  
Ofsted Letter to Parents 11th Oct 2017 Download
Ofsted Report 2013 09th Aug 2017 Download
Ofsted Report 2017 01st Feb 2018 Download