Guiseley School has become one of the first to be inspected under the new Ofsted framework - and has been rated ‘Good’ in all areas. The two-day inspection in September included new judgement about the ‘quality of education’.

A school spokesman said while the new style inspections still examine behaviour, safeguarding and the quality of leadership, there is a key focus on the quality of curriculum design and how well this is being implemented.

The Ofsted report says: “Guiseley School has experienced a lot of changes since the previous inspection in October 2017. Pupils, parents and staff say that the school continues to improve as a result.

“Pupils say that the new headteacher and other recently appointed staff have been successful in their efforts to improve behaviour. Relationships between pupils and staff are positive. Classrooms are alive with frequent pupils’ discussion.”

It says personal development is a strength across the school, and the headteacher, senior leaders and governors provide strong leadership.

The report says: “Historically pupils’ results at the end of Year 11 have been broadly average when compared to other pupils across the country. However, disadvantaged pupils have not achieved well. Leaders are using the additional funds they receive to support disadvantaged pupils far better now. As a result, disadvantaged pupils currently in the school achieve highly.

“Lessons are calm and purposeful. Low-level disruption is rare. This was not always the case. Pupils say that teachers are more strict now and that they get into trouble if they misbehave. Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning allow teachers to experiment with different types of learning activities.”

It says students in the sixth form study an ambitious academic curriculum.

A spokesman for the school said the inspection report marked a rapid turn-around.

Guiseley, which is currently undergoing a £15million building project, was judged as ‘Requiring Improvement’ in September 2017.

Headteacher, Paul Clayton, said: “It is incredibly pleasing to see the school improvement work done here over the last two years recognised so clearly through the Ofsted report.”

Mr Clayton, who was appointed in April 2018, added: “It is also fantastic for students, and the whole community to be able to have real pride in their school. This is only the start of the journey for us, we will continue striving to make the educational experience at Guiseley School the very best it can possibly be.”

The school has welcomed the report ahead of the new calendar year as it prepares to move into the first of two new teaching facilities. Its Sports and Arts block is due to open in January.