‘Outstanding’ rating for school once again

Whitley Bay High School
Whitley Bay High School

A borough high school has received another outstanding report from Ofsted, recording perfect scores across the board.

Whitley Bay High School is celebrating its second consecutive ‘outstanding’ judgement from the test body.

A ‘no-notice’ check took place last month when five inspectors observed teaching and learning, looked at school plans, spoke to students and took account of the responses to questionnaires from parents and staff.

Singled out for praise was the articulate and exceptionally mature student body.

The report said: “Students are courteous to each other and to adults. They are orderly, respectful and polite. They enjoy coming to school and are proud of their school.”

Teaching is described as ‘exciting and innovative’ and all groups of students make outstanding progress and leave Year 11 with standards that are well above those found nationally.

Headteacher Adam Chedburn said: “Staff and students at Whitley Bay High School are delighted by Ofsted’s praise for the school.

“It is great for the hard work of the governors, staff and students to be acknowledged in this way.”