School Ofsted Information

The school was last inspected on 22nd and 23rd March 2022.


The school’s overall rating was ‘Requires Improvement’ with the following sub-gradings:


The quality of education                       Requires improvement

Behaviour and attitudes                       Good

Personal development                          Good

Leadership and management              Requires improvement

Sixth-form provision                              Good


Mr Burton, interim headteacher, said: ‘While we are disappointed with the overall judgement, we re pleased that the inspection team identified that we are taking effective steps to remove inconsistency and identified many strengths across the school:

  • Behaviour and attitudes, personal development and sixth-form provision were all good.

  • ‘Pupils at John Kyrle High School and Sixth Form Centre Academy are confident, polite and welcoming.’

  • ‘The school is calm and orderly. Pupils focus and behave well in the majority of lessons. Disruption is rare and little learning is lost’.

  • ‘In most subjects, learning builds in a logical order. Curriculum leaders ensure that the essential elements of what pupils need to know and remember is clear’.

  • ‘In the sixth form, very positive relationships between staff and students support learning well’.

  • ‘Staff take pupils’ welfare seriously. They are alert to any signs that a pupil may need support and they report concerns quickly. Leaders work closely with outside agencies to ensure that pupils received the support they need to keep them safe.’