The education watchdog has praised a school which pupils are proud to be a part of.

Turton School in Bromley Cross has been graded good in all areas by Ofsted following a recent inspection.

Inspectors reported pupils and sixth form students were ‘proud to be part of Turton School’, with pupils having ‘strong relationships’ with their teachers.

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The school was praised for having high expectations of its pupils' achievements, and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) were also said to have equal access to an ‘ambitious’ and ‘broad’ curriculum.

Pupils at Turton School were said to be ‘increasingly confident and respectful’ of one another, with access to a wide range of sporting and other enrichment opportunities.

Most subject curriculums were praised, with teachers said to have secure subject knowledge, the school was said to have reflected carefully after data revealed the progress Year 11 pupils had made in English and Maths was below the national average in 2023.

Ofsted inspectors reported: "The school, over time, has developed an ambitious curriculum. "It aims to teach pupils the best of what has been thought and said in the past and to prepare them for the challenges of life in modern Britain.

"The broad curriculum offers pupils in key stage 4, and students in the sixth form, a wide range of choices to pursue their particular interests.

"The school has designed subject curriculums that allow pupils to build their subject knowledge in a logical way. Pupils achieve well in most subjects."

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The school’s ‘well-stocked library’ was praised for giving reading a ‘high profile’, with the school said to identify struggling pupils to receive additional support, making them more confident and fluent over time.

Members of the school’s governing body were also praised as well equipped to challenge and support the school’s leaders.

The full report is available on Ofsted’s website.

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