Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and is independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Ofsted inspections are more demanding than they have ever been and we were pleased that our last report acknowledges our extremely strong performance against exacting criteria. In June 2013 a team of Ofsted inspectors judged Deer Park to be a good school overall, with ‘Behaviour and Safety of Pupils’ judged as outstanding.
Some of the key findings from the Ofsted report highlighting our school’s success include:
- Students achieve well. They leave the school with GCSE results that are significantly above the national average, which represents good progress given their starting points.
- The school’s curriculum is outstanding. It offers students a wide range of appropriate and varied courses that meet the needs and interests of students of all abilities.
- Students’ behaviour is exemplary. Their positive attitudes in lessons help them learn well, and their polite and courteous behaviour around the school contributes to a very positive atmosphere.
- Students say they feel safe and well cared for, and are proud of their school.
- The school is very successful in developing students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness in assemblies, lessons, and through many extra-curricular activities and educational visits, including a number of overseas trips.
Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about your child’s school. Parent View invites parents who have children at the school, to respond to 12 aspects of their education, from the quality of teaching to how the school manages behaviour. Ofsted consider these responses when making decisions about which schools to inspect and at Deer Park we use the feedback our parents provide to this and other surveys to inform our own self-evaluation and planning for the future. Please click on the Parent View button below to access the Parent View website.