8th July 2022 – Tags: Ofsted
Windsor High School and Sixth Form is celebrating its latest Ofsted report as inspectors found enough evidence of improved performance to suggest it could now be ‘Outstanding’.
The inspection took place as part of Ofsted’s commitment to visiting ‘Good’ and ‘Outstanding’ schools to ensure they continue meeting their students' needs. Inspectors judged Windsor High School and Sixth Form to be exceeding these standards in many areas stating, “the school could be judged outstanding if the inspectors were to carry out a section 5 inspection now.”
During the inspection, which took place on the 4th and 5th May, Ofsted praised the school for setting high expectations for what students can achieve academically and socially.
The report also highlighted how students are supported to realise these high expectations and benefit from a rich set of experiences beyond the classroom.
Throughout the report, inspectors praised a wide range of areas where Windsor High School and Sixth Form provides students with the very best opportunities. Inspectors also emphasised the important role that Windsor Academy Trust and those responsible for governance play in setting a culture of high expectations and providing support and challenge to the school.
The school's leadership team, supported by Windsor Academy Trust, is looking forward to building on the strong foundations laid out in the report as they continue to ensure that they unlock all students’ academic and personal potential.
Stephen Lanckham, Headteacher at Windsor High School and Sixth Form, said:
“Our vision and commitment drive us to deliver the very best education to our students. I am incredibly proud this has been recognised throughout the report. In particular, it is exceptionally pleasing that Ofsted acknowledged that we are well on our way to being an Outstanding school.
“Our inspiring staff consistently go above and beyond to support and encourage our students to achieve anything they put their minds to. Their unwavering dedication ensures that we make a difference to every child at our school.
“I look forward to working closely with our staff, students, Windsor Academy Trust and the wider community as we continue our journey toward outstanding.”
Dr Dan Owen, Director of Secondary at Windsor Academy Trust, said:
“I am incredibly proud that Windsor High School and Sixth Form continues to set such high standards. The school provides an exceptional education to its students, and as such, it has rightly received high praise from Ofsted.
“Our Trust’s ethos of high aspiration and excellence is fully embedded in every aspect of school life. Windsor High School and Sixth Form's drive to unlock each student's academic and personal potential has been central to their continued success.”
Dawn Haywood, CEO at Windsor Academy Trust, said:
"I'm really proud of the hard work of staff, students and the wider community. This report recognises their incredible work and reflects the collective strength of our family of schools who work collaboratively to unlock students' academic and personal potential."