Many young people who started high school in September will enter the next stage of their education.
As preparations are made for the first day of ‘big’ school, we’ve put together a list of the best secondary schools in the Bristol area that have received Ofted ratings of ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ in 2022.
Schools across the country are regularly inspected by the education control body and evaluated using a four-point system.
“Excellent” is the highest rating a school can receive, “good” is second, “requires improvement” is third, and “inadequate” is the worst.
An Ofsted report published in July, which included Winterburn Academy in High Street, Winterburn, said: “Pupils take pride in their work and most strive to do their best. They are polite and courteous. The school’s values of participation, respect, honesty, determination and enthusiasm help to develop the character of the students. ” Link – https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/145502
An Ofsted report published in July said of Grace Garden School in Westbury-on-Trym: “Staff have high expectations of pupils. Many students join the school after having been out of school for a long time or with previous negative school experiences. “Leaders have created strong systems to support a successful transition to school life.” Link – https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/27/148394
An Ofsted report published in June noted Bristol Metropolitan Academy on Snowdon Road in Fishponds: “The school has a harmonious learning environment. The students are well behaved. Students report that if something bothers them, they can go to a number of adults for help. They feel safe and cared for by the staff.” Link – https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/135959
An Ofsted report published in May on IKB Academy, in Bath Road, Keynsham, said: “Pupils feel valued at IKB. They say that the staff know them very well and as a result they feel supported to do their best. Some students told us that their experience at IKB renewed their enthusiasm for learning after previous negative experiences in education.” Link – https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/23/142127