This school continues to be good.
- The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You have a clear vision for the school and want to develop the whole child. You are very well supported by your deputy headteacher, staff and governors. They share your high aspirations for pupils at the school.
- Staff feel that the school is well led and managed. They recognise that you and your senior leaders are supportive and considerate of their well-being. The impact of your team’s efforts is evident in the strong improvement in outcomes in GCSE examinations over time. For example, in 2018, Year 11 pupils made progress that was well above the national average.
- Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, make very strong progress in a broad range of subjects, including in English and mathematics.
- The school is welcoming and inclusive, with a strong sense of community. Pupils report that they enjoy coming to the school. Inspectors found pupils to be polite, confident and articulate. They behave very well in lessons and have positive attitudes to learning.
- Pupils work well with each other, regardless of ethnicity or background. Relationships between pupils and between pupils and staff are strong. Pupils socialise sensibly during break and lunchtimes and arrive at lessons on time. Stretford Grammar School is a hive of activity.
- Pupils relish the wide array of sports, trips and visits which are on offer. They also benefit from a range of enrichment activities, such as the debating society and the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
- Leaders place great emphasis on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils have many opportunities to learn about a range of faiths and cultures. They demonstrate a good understanding of British values, including tolerance and respect for diversity.
- Pupils have many opportunities to develop their leadership skills in roles such as ‘school parliament’ representatives, house captains and prefects. The great majority of parents and carers who responded to the free-text service and Parent View, Ofsted’s online survey, are very positive about the school.
- Parents said that staff are approachable and they value the information that they receive about their children’s progress. One parent wrote: ‘The school is a caring and supportive environment.’ Another parent said: ‘My child enjoys going to school. I am very happy with the progress my child is making.’ The overwhelming majority of parents would recommend the school to others.
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