Following an Ofsted inspection at the end of November, The Regis School has been judged 'Good'. This is the first time the academy has been inspected since it opened in January 2012.
Overall, inspectors were pleased with the academy and praised the standard of teaching which was said to be 'typically good and often outstanding'. Pastoral care, leadership and governance were also areas which were singled out for praise.
The inspectors were also pleased with the school’s Sixth Form which achieved its best ever A Level results this summer. Inspectors put this down to the 'excellent pastoral care and high quality teaching' that the Sixth Form students receive.
David Jones, Principal of The Regis School, whose leadership was described as 'outstanding', said:
'We are greatly encouraged by the Ofsted judgement which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the school’s staff and our students. I am particularly pleased that the inspectors were impressed with the overall standard of teaching. We have placed a strong focus on raising the level of teaching throughout the school and so it is heartening that the inspectors saw evidence that teaching and learning are improving.
'We appreciate that there is still more work to be done but everyone at the school is committed to driving improvement further.'
Andy Buck, Managing Director – Academies at United Learning, said:
'This report reflects the progress that The Regis School has made in recent years. The school is well aware of what it needs to do to drive standards further and staff will continue to work hard to ensure students achieve everything of which they are capable.'