Carleton High School was inspected in July 2019 and was rated 'Good' overall.  We are now firmly on a trajectory to becoming Ofsted 'Outstanding' at our next inspection.

Quotes from the Report:

  • Leaders have significantly improved the school since the previous inspection.
  • Accountability for improving pupil achievement is a golden thread that runs through the work of the school.
  • The trust has been instrumental in driving these improvements at a dizzying pace.
  • Behaviour routines are well embedded and conducive to learning throughout the school. Pupils feel safe in school.
  • Through an effective and comprehensive careers programme, pupils are well informed about the next steps in their education, employment or training.
  • The chief executive of the trust has been proactive and highly visible in and around the school. Pupils and staff agree that there has been a significant change in the way the trust operates.
  • Leaders and managers have shown a steadfast determination to improve the school. Leaders have built a climate in which consistently high expectations for both staff and pupils are now the norm.
  • Leaders are highly visible in, and around the school.
  • Staff morale is high.
  • The curriculum provides a good range of opportunities for pupils to develop their spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness.
  • The quality of teacher explanation and questioning are strong.
  • Pupils have a good understanding of how well they are doing and how they need to improve.
  • Teachers demonstrate good subject knowledge and use formal and informal ways of assessing how well pupils are doing.
  • Pupils have a wide variety of opportunities for extended writing and there are a range of initiatives to encourage pupils to read.
  • There is a culture of vigilance when it comes to keeping children safe in school.
  • Pupils take a real pride in their school.
  • There is a wealth of emotional and academic support.
  • A number of staff spoke about the pride that they have in their school.

If you would like to view the full Ofsted Report, you can download it by clicking here.