The school summer holidays are going quickly - which means GCSE results day is only around the corner.
Every parent only wants the best for their child at school, and that often starts with looking at their Ofsted results.
Thirteen secondary schools in Sheffield have had a visit from Ofsted in 2023 so far, meaning it's guaranteed some parents picked out their child's secondary schools only for the school to get re-graded.
A few of these outcomes will be cause for celebration, such as Seven Hills School maintaining its 'Outstanding' rating, or Astrea Academy Sheffield earning a 'Good' rating in its first-ever inspection. In a rare achievement, Mercia School was also rated 'Outstanding' in its first visit.
There have been some disappointments though, such as Handsworth Grange Community Sports College slipping from 'Outstanding' down to 'Requires Improvement'.
Meanwhile, other success stories included King Edward VII School rebounding from an 'Inadequate' rating in January to earn back its 'Good' grade in July, which also stopped it from being converted into an academy.
Here are all the Ofsted ratings for Sheffield's secondary schools in 2023 so far.
1. Bethany School - maintained Good
One of the smallest schools in Sheffield, Bethany School maintained its longstanding 'Good' rating in a report published on May 5. Inspectors said: "The bond between Bethany School and its families is very special." - https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/27/107168 Photo: Google Maps
2. Seven Hills School - Outstanding, not rerated
Seven Hills School, in Granville Road, was praised by Ofsted in a new report in June and remains Outstanding - but told its next visit by the education watchdog will be a formally graded one. Inspectors wrote: "All staff foster warm and caring relationships with pupils. There is a strong team
approach." - https://files.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50221181 Photo: JPI
3. Astrea Academy - Good, first inspection
Astrea Academy Sheffield, in Andover Street, was rated Good in its first Ofsted inspection, published January 27. Inspectors wrote that "leaders are passionate about ensuring that pupils receive an ambitious curriculum" - but also felt that detentions were handed out too easily. - https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/28/145864 Photo: JPI Media
4. Heritage Park School - Requires Improvement
Heritage Park School, on Norfolk Park Road, maintained its 'requires improvement' at its inspection in February. Inspectors noted the school was 'calmer' than it had been for some time, but felt the curriculum was still in development. - https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/25/126705 Photo: Google