YATELEY SCHOOL IS A GOOD SCHOOL and the SIXTH FORM IS OUTSTANDING
Staff, Students and Governors at Yateley School are delighted to announce the publication of their most recent Ofsted report. Inspectors visited the school on 30 and 31 January and declared the school as good in all areas and outstanding in the Sixth Form. Results have been above national averages for the last three years and are amongst the best in Hampshire. This is a wonderful achievement and the product of hard work and determination by the whole team since the previous inspection.
Headteacher Paul German said “I am absolutely thrilled with this superb and highly complimentary report. It validates the improvements made across the school and will give our local community complete confidence in the great quality of education that we have on offer at Yateley School. The report also gives us the springboard to continue our rapid and ambitious improvement.” Mr German went on to say that “as the only 11-18 school in the Hart area, we have a unique offer with the opportunity and welcome to come and join our outstanding Sixth Form”. As the inspectors commented “outcomes for students in the sixth form are now well above the national average for students studying A’ level courses, including disadvantaged students. Students studying vocational courses do equally well.” “Teaching in the sixth form is invariably very strong, and often exemplary.”
Inspectors noted throughout the school that “the curriculum is broad and balanced and enables pupils to pursue their interests. Creative, technical and performing arts are particularly strong and the extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities are highly valued by pupils”.
It is an excellent commentary about Yateley School that “pupils invariably behave well in lessons and around the school site, having respect both for each other and for adults alike.” Safeguarding is highly effective; “pupils enjoy school, feel safe, and know how to keep themselves safe”.
Although the school is proud to offer such a strong and proven education, it is ambitious for more and has clear plans for future growth and improvement – a great school with great ambitions living its motto, ‘Learning together – Empowered for life’.