High praise from Ofsted inspectors for city secondary

Official re-opening of the refurbished High Storrs School in Sheffield. Headteacher Ian Gage
Official re-opening of the refurbished High Storrs School in Sheffield. Headteacher Ian Gage

A leading secondary school has been rated ‘good’ by inspectors after they found standards at GCSE were consistently above national averages.

High Storrs School, at Bents Green, was also praised for its outstanding sixth form, while it was found that the progress of most pupils was good or even better.

Teaching was generally good and sometimes excellent, with standards rising.

Pupils’ behaviour was judged to be outstanding and their positive attitude to learning and contribution to the school community was exemplary.

Problems included pupils of Pakistani heritage not all faring as well as the majority.

The inspection was carried out under a tougher new Ofsted regime.

Headteacher Ian Gage said: “Last summer our results dipped slightly and although we performed better than schools graded as outstanding last year, this year’s tougher process means overall we have been graded good. However, we are extremely proud of the outstanding comments Ofsted made.”