Sheffield school is ‘good’ in all categories

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Pupils at a Sheffield secondary school are enjoying a daily diet of good quality teaching in many subjects, a team of Ofsted inspectors found.

All Saints RC High School, on Granville Road close to the city centre, has been given a ‘good’ rating across all categories after a two-day visit.

A high proportion of lessons were found to be outstanding, with teaching particularly strong in English which resulted in students doing well.

Youngsters were making good progress in all year groups and in the majority of subjects, while the number of students making the grade in their GCSEs was above the national average.

Most pupils, including those with disabilities and special needs, were making at least good progress while attainment gaps between different groups were narrowing.

New headteacher Clare Scott was found to be passionate about driving up standards and Ofsted says she has a relentless ambition for her students to be as successful as possible.

Her youngsters’ maturity could be seen in the care and respect they showed for one another and the pride they had in their school.

Work to keep the students safe and to support their overall development was outstanding and as a result they behaved well and turned into extremely well-rounded young citizens.

Inspectors rated the sixth form as outstanding, with students benefiting from outstanding teaching and a menu of well organised courses, resulting in many having highly successful careers.

Areas identified for improvement included science teaching, while the development of students’ literacy skills was inconsistent.

Mrs Scott paid tribute to her predecessor Bob Sawyer, who she said had spent 10 years creating an exceptional school community.

She said: “All Saints would not be the school it is without his inspirational leadership throughout this time.”