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Over the last 18 months Carre's Grammar School has gone from an "Inadequate" Ofsted rating to a resounding "Good" across all categories, a feat accomplished by only a handful of secondary schools nationwide. This turnaround is truly remarkable and is a testament to the unwavering dedication of the entire school community. The previous inspection reports highlighted areas needing improvement, particularly in safeguarding. Instead of dwelling on the negative, we embraced the challenge head-on.

The results speak for themselves. The latest Ofsted report paints a picture of a thriving school where:

  • All students, including those with special needs, are challenged and engaged.
  • A positive learning environment reigns, fostered by clear expectations and mutual respect.
  • Students feel safe and supported, knowing their concerns will be addressed promptly.
  • Academic achievements are strong, with top grades becoming the norm in both GCSEs and A-levels.
  • The whole school community works for the benefit of all

But the numbers only tell part of the story. What truly shines through is the spirit of Carre's. During their visit, the inspectors noted the ambition and commitment of the staff, the positive attitude of the students, and the support of parents, trustees, and governors. It's this collaborative spirit, this sense of shared purpose, that helped the school to be recognised as it has been. 

Whilst we are delighted with the outcome, we do not intend to rest on our laurels and will continue to work hard to provide the best possible environment for students to reach their potential.

Nick Law
Executive Headteacher