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Ofsted recognises excellence

Posted on: March 20th 2017

IMG 9578websmallWe are delighted to be able to share the results of our recent Ofsted inspection with the Alton community. The two inspectors really did capture the essence of our school when they were with us. They were both experienced Headteachers and, as such, were clear about the strengths of our school. Their summary captures our distinctive ethos - one where all students are provided with “high quality and challenging education ... regardless of their ability or circumstances”. They could see that students are stretched and challenged, enabling them to be successful. The Inspectors were able to confirm verbally that areas of the school are Outstanding and they commented on the “caring and stimulating culture [which] encourages all pupils to do their best”.

Speaking about the inspection, Mrs Liz Wylie, Headteacher, commented “It is a great reflection on our hard work and I am pleased for our students, staff, parents and Governors who all contribute to make our school such a flourishing environment. With this up to date endorsement from Ofsted, we will continue to provide every student with an education for life.”

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Alton's top performing school
Posted on: 13/10/2017

Alton's top performing school

It’s official.  Amery Hill School is Alton’s top performing school.  Again. The publication of the Government’s secondary school’s performance comparison tables today, has verified that this year’s excellent GCSE results, and most importantly the Progress 8 Measure*, is the best in the local area. Headteacher, Mrs Elizabeth Wylie, said: “We are extremely proud of how well our students have done this year which is the result of the hard work, commitment and support shown by our students, staff and parents. In particular, the Progress 8 Measure, places us as Alton’s top performing school, for the second year running. When Ofsted visited our school in March they commented on how we provide all students with a “high quality and challenging education ... regardless of their ability or circumstances” in a “caring and stimulating culture”. The publication of this Government data today really does endorse Ofsted’s view of our school.” Visit the DfE Performance Tables to compare schools in the local area. *Progress 8 Measure. This score shows how much progress students make between the end of Key Stage 2 (end of primary school) and the end of Key Stage 4 (GCSE), compared to students across England who got similar results at the end of Key Stage 2. This is based on results in up to eight qualifications, which include English, maths, three English Baccalaureate qualifications including sciences, computer science, history, geography and languages, and three other additional approved qualifications.  View Article