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Prince Henry's School at Otley praised by inspectors
3:11pm Tuesday 12th March 2013 in News
An "exceptionally well led" school is celebrating achieving a glowing Ofsted report.
Prince Henry's Grammar School, in Otley, has been officially ranked as Good under the new, tougher inspection criteria introduced last year.
Inspectors, who visited in February, praised the high and "rising trend of attainment" in exams and also singled out the behaviour and safety of students as "outstanding".
The leadership and management of Prince Henry's was judged exceptional, too.
The report said: "The quality of teaching is good and so students achieve well. At age 16, students' attainment is significantly above the national average in most subjects including English, mathematics and science.
"It is rising year on year.
"Students are very proud of the school and are excellent ambassadors for it.
"Leaders and governors are highly ambitious for the school and its students.
"The headteacher has communicated a clear vision centred on improving teaching and students' outcomes and demonstrates an exemplary and successful drive towards bringing this about.
Varying levels of achievement across different subjects and classes were listed among the reasons why Prince Henry's wasn't awarded an Outstanding rating.
Headteacher Janet Sheriff said: "The report is one of the most positive school reports written since September, 2012, when a new, much more challenging inspection regime was introduced.”