An Ickenham school has upped its game to receive an Ofsted inspection of ‘good’ thanks to a new headteacher and improved GCSE results.
Vyners School in Warren Road moved from being judged as ‘satisfactory’ on its last two Ofsted inspections to ‘good with outstanding features’ after a visit from inspectors in December.
Headteacher James Heale, who only joined the school in September 2012, was thrilled with the result.
Mr Heale said: “We are delighted that the hard work and professionalism of the whole school community has been recognised in this report.
“We had a significant improvement in exam results last summer and the relentless focus on strengthening the quality of teaching was highly praised by the inspection team.
“I am particularly pleased that Ofsted have acknowledged the exemplary behaviour of our students and the quality of leadership at all levels in the school by grading these Outstanding.”
The inspectors found that teachers and school leaders had made significant improvements to the achievement of students and quality of teaching since the previous inspection.
It also recognised the improved GCSE results for students who sat exams last year. The report stated: “The school has focused closely on raising the achievement of the most able and is increasingly successful. The number of subjects in which a significantly above average proportion of students attain A* and A grades at GCSE nearly doubled in 2013.”