Hadleigh High School


Name Hadleigh High School
Website http://www.hadleighhigh.net/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 October 2015
Address High Lands Road, Hadleigh, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP7 5HU
Phone Number 01473823496
Type Academy
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 728 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.0
Academy Sponsor South Suffolk Learning Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 6.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%

Information about this school

This academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those in local authority care. The large majority of pupils are White British. The number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average, as is the proportion who speak English as an additional language. A very small number of pupils attend alternative provision on a part-time basis at Easton & Otley College. The academy meets the current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have established a sustained culture of improvement across the academy. Achievement overall rose significantly in the most recently published examination results, and the current progress of pupils is stronger still. Governors are knowledgeable about the work of the academy, and provide an effective balance of challenge and support. They hold leaders to account effectively and perform their statutory duties well. The skills of middle leaders have improved in almost all curriculum areas, and in other areas of responsibility too. They are increasingly effective in making the academy’s vision for its academic success into a reality. Teachers are dedicated and skilled, and their professional development has raised the quality of teaching in many subjects, with a subsequent impact on achievement. Pupils feel happy and safe in this academy. They know that the academy staff will respond quickly to any worries or concerns, and feel well prepared for their lives outside of the academy. Pupils participate well in their learning; they are keen to please their teachers, and their positive approach to their education is a key strength of this academy. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision for pupils is wide-ranging, and provides many opportunities for personal development and reflection, both within the curriculum and through the broad range of extra-curricular activities, which are valued by both pupils and their parents. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The improvements seen in achievement, the quality of teaching and leadership and management in most subjects in the curriculum have not been as rapid in mathematics. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB