The Marches School continues to be graded ‘Good’ by Ofsted. In the most recent inspection report:

The Marches School and Sixth Form has continued to impress inspectors and celebrates receiving a rating of continuing to be ‘Good’ in all areas in their recent inspection. 

Headteacher Alison Pearson expressed her pride in the school’s achievement, stating, “We are thrilled with this deserved outcome of the inspection. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community.”

Mel Ford, the lead inspector, highlighted the positive atmosphere within the school, noting, “Pupils feel safe and are well cared for. They are enthusiastic about the many experiences and opportunities that the school provides.” This recognition of a secure and nurturing environment underscores the school’s commitment to the well-being of its students.

Ford continued to praise the school’s approach to education, emphasising the effectiveness of the curriculum. “The school’s curriculum is well designed and ambitious. In all subjects, ‘learning journeys’ identify the most important learning and how that will be built upon, over time, to reach the planned end points.” This acknowledgment reflects the school’s dedication to providing a comprehensive and structured learning experience for its students.

Furthermore, Ford highlighted the impact of the diverse opportunities offered by the school in preparing students for their future endeavours. “These opportunities help to prepare pupils well for their next steps,” she said. The emphasis on a broad range of experiences underscores the school’s commitment to holistic development, ensuring that students are not only academically proficient but also well-prepared for life beyond the classroom.

In conclusion, the Marches School’s ‘Good’ rating in all areas, coupled with the positive remarks from the lead inspector, reinforces its status as a thriving school and Sixth Form dedicated to the wellbeing and academic success of its students.

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