Inspectors praise Redland Green School

Redland Green School has been judged as Good in all areas in its first full inspection for more than seven years.
Its sixth-form provision was rated as Outstanding.

A team of five inspectors from the watchdog visited the 1622-pupil school in December and said it provided a good quality of education through an ambitious and inclusive curriculum, with teachers having “high expectations of the quality of work that they expect students to produce”.

Lead inspector Kelly Olive wrote in her report: “The school has high expectations of pupils’ behaviour. Lessons are calm and purposeful. Relationships among pupils and staff reflect a positive and respectful culture. Pupils are safe and they feel safe.”

It was also noted that RGS is “an inclusive and respectful environment where difference is celebrated”.
The leadership team at RGS were praised for their strengths: “Leaders know the school well. They initiate changes and improvements effectively.”

With regards to special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), the Ofsted report acknowledged that the school identified pupils quickly, and that “appropriate support, which is reviewed regularly, is then put into place.”

The inspectors said that to improve further the school should make more precise assessment of pupils’ understanding to inform future teaching and learning.

Headteacher Ben Houghton said: “I would like to thank all staff who work tremendously hard at ensuring we strive to improve and provide the best possible education for all in our care. Thank you also to our parents who continue to support us, and finally thank you to our wonderful students who are a constant source of inspiration as they live the school values of Respect – Ambition – Responsibility.”

Nicky Edmondson, CEO of Excalibur Academies Trust, added: “We are delighted with Redland Green’s Ofsted report which quite rightly praises the school’s culture, ethos, curriculum, leadership and enrichment programme. The hard work being put in by Ben and his team behind the scenes is evident to see.”