Improved Ofsted rating for Range High School

Improved Ofsted rating for Range High School

by Tom Martin (May 2022)

RANGE High School has been given an improved Ofsted inspection after its surprise ‘Requires Improvement’ rating in 2018.

The Formby school has now been labelled ‘Good’ following a two day inspection carried out in March.

The last assessment by Ofsted four years ago found Range ‘Requires Improvement’, so the new rating will come as a huge boost to staff and parents.

Previously, Range had been one of only several in the country to receive five consecutive 'Outstanding' reports, which is the highest rating available.

Headteacher Mike McGarry says he’s delighted: “This Ofsted report and its findings are testament to the hard work of everyone in the school community in the difficult and challenging years through the pandemic. They show a huge improvement since Ofsted’s last visit in November 2018.

“As can be read in the report, the team were extremely thorough in the two days they spent with us and left no stone unturned when conducting their work.

“As a school, we were extremely proud of our students and how they were keen to show the inspection team that their school had significantly improved and that they had played an integral part in bringing that improvement about. Our students are confident and articulate young people and the team listened to their views in a constructive and positive way.

“Leaders and trustees have improved most aspects of the school’s work. Pupils now follow a curriculum that is more ambitious than the one that was previously in place.”



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