Penryn College Ofsted Report 2017

Dear Parents

As you know, we were visited by Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools on the 9th February 2017. The official report of their findings is now on the school website for you to read. It will also be on the Oftsed website from Tuesday 7th March.

Thank you to all of you who completed the Ofsted Parent View online. Your comments helped the inspectors form an accurate and very positive impression of the school. You will also be pleased to know that, as usual, our students were an absolute credit to you all. They spoke to inspectors with honesty and confidence about their experience at Penryn College.

You will see from the website that the inspectors say our school continues to be a ‘good’ school. They can see we have improved since the last inspection.

We are really pleased that they noted our strengths, namely the progress of all students and the support given to individual students.  The inspection found that ‘pupils in all years make strong progress in English and mathematics and across a wide range of subjects’. They particularly praised the strong progress of both our most able students and those with special needs, the impressive achievement of boys and the way disadvantaged pupils now do so well at school. Finally, the actions they have outlined will help us to improve the already high quality of teaching and learning.

We were delighted they saw ‘so many pupils and teachers smiling and clearly enjoying themselves in lessons’. Importantly, the inspectors noted that “ensuring that pupils are safe and well looked after is at the heart of everything the school does.” This is something we are proud to see acknowledged. They liked the fact that we have ‘a clear focus on the all-round development of pupils.’  And they commented on the school’s ‘calm atmosphere’ and the ‘strong leadership’ which ‘sustains the school’s strengths and values’. 
Thank you for your continued support; it is invaluable. We always welcome your feedback on any aspect of the school. Please don’t feel you have to wait until the next Ofsted inspection! We move on now, pleased that the efforts of staff, pupils, parents and governors have been recognised, and excited about the challenges that lie ahead.

Paul Walker

Click here to read the full report.
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