It's all good at Atherton school

Principal Elizabeth Haddock

Principal Elizabeth Haddock

First published in News

A SCHOOL which has only been open since 2012 is celebrating after it received a good Ofsted report.

Atherton Community School, on Hamilton Street, was rated good in all categories and praised for its students being eager to learn.

The report said some teaching at Atherton Community School is outstanding and said ‘Innovative aspects to the curriculum lead to rapid development of students’ personal and learning skills.’

Principal Elizabeth Haddock said: “I’m so pleased that our school’s first Ofsted report has found our school to be good in every aspect; this is a true reflection of the hard work that staff, students and the community have contributed to setting the school up.”

With regards to the sixth formm inspectors said students showed maturity towards learning.

The report added: “Their confidence and commitment as learners has grown rapidly throughout their time in the school.

“The attendance of sixth form students is lower than in the main school. Senior leaders are aware of the factors that contribute to this and are working effectively with students to improve their attendance. Sixth form attendance is rising.”

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