Ofsted success


Students, staff and governors at The John of Gaunt School are celebrating another successful Ofsted verdict. Inspectors visited the school on 15th May 2018 and concluded, “The school continues to be good.”

The outcome demonstrates Ofsted’s confidence in the school and its ability to continue the trend of improvement.

The report states, “The leadership team have maintained the good quality of education in the school. You lead a highly inclusive school which benefits pupils and the local community. Your team are committed to the success of every pupil and the school’s ethos is supportive and caring.”

Ofsted also recognised that since the last inspection the school has “maintained a strong focus on the quality of teaching” and “created a positive and open culture.”

Mike Gunston, Headteacher, commented, “We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the wonderful work and achievement of our students and staff. Inspectors understood the school’s inclusive ethos. They were really impressed with the strategies we have put in place to support all students to make excellent progress and reach their potential.”

The John of Gaunt School is moving from strength to strength and this inspection report offers another vote of confidence for the community; student numbers are increasing and outcomes continue to improve. The report highlights many strengths across the school, including our sixth form which was highly praised during the inspection.

Mike Gunston leaves The John of Gaunt School this summer and the inspection outcome gives his successor, Paul Skipp, a strong foundation to take the school forward over the coming years.

The full Ofsted report can be accessed via Report 2018