Ofsted have declared The Swanage School, a co-operative Academy free school in Dorset which opened in 2013, a ‘Good’ school in its first full inspection.
Inspectors felt that the quality and strength of relationships in the school made each child’s experience a positive one. They were pleased with the progress made by all students and said that the school was well-led. Particular praise was given for the school’s ethos, teaching and leadership and students’ behaviour and progress.
The school now aims to go from Good to Outstanding through steps including: rolling out a literacy programme across all subjects, ensuring that feedback is consistent in all areas, working on the presentation skills of some students, and continuing to ensure that students of all abilities are encouraged to do their very best.
The full report is available at www.theswanageschool.co.uk/userfiles/files/The-Swanage-School-Ofsted-Report.pdf.