Two secondary schools in Northampton have received positive Ofsted reports following a visit by inspectors at the end of the summer term.
After a visit by Ofsted inspectors in July, Moulton School and Science College has been rated “good” and Thomas Becket Catholic School, which is currently in special measures, has been judged to have made improvements.
Trevor Jones, headteacher of Moulton School, said the “good” rating for achievement, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety, and leadership and management was a result of the hard work of staff, pupils, parents and governors.
He said: “The school was last inspected in November 2009, when it was judged to be satisfactory, a grading now replaced by the grading ‘requires improvement’, so this represents a significant improvement in Ofsted’s judgement of the quality of the provision and outcomes at the school.
“This improvement over recent years is a credit to all the staff, students, parents and governors who have been involved with the school during this time and who have worked so hard on a daily basis to make this outcome a reality.”
At Thomas Becket Catholic School, Ofsted inspectors found that an improvement plan was fit for purpose and stated that senior leaders have responded positively to identify areas of the school that needed to be improved.
Joe Richardson was headteacher at the school last year, but has now returned to his job at St Thomas More Teaching School in Bedfordshire.
He said he was “delighted” that Ofsted had recognised the hard work of staff at Thomas Becket in the report.
He said: “The publication of this report comes on the back of a stunning improvement in school performance in the summer exams for students studying both GCSE and A Levels. The school will strive to make further strides this year as it seeks to build on the success of last year.
“I wish the school well in their work into the future.”