Ofsted Inspection

Following the Inspection in November 2015, the school was visited by HMI Malcolm Kirtley, an Ofsted Inspector, on 14th April 2016 in order to review progress that was being made. He concluded that ‘…. leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the last inspection in order to become a good school’.

Mr Kirtley took a thorough look at the actions taken to implement rigorous quality assurance and secure improvements in progress for key groups of students. During his visit, he spoke to students, staff and governors and conducted classroom observations.

He described the school as

‘balancing swift actions required to lead change alongside longer term developments to improve the quality of teaching and learning’

and reflected that

‘…. signs of improvement are emerging’ …. ‘Year 11 pupils are making better progress in English and mathematics and key groups identified at the last inspection, including pupils eligible for the pupil premium and middle ability boys, are achieving better outcomes’.

In conjunction with recent positive reviews of governance and pupil premium provision, the impact of actions taken since the last inspection is very positive and is testament to the commitment of the whole school community to drive improvement.



You can read HMI Kirtley’s full report on his monitoring visit here

A copy of the full Inspection Report from November 2015 can be found here

The Report can also be found via the Ofsted Website here


If you would like to contact the school regarding the Ofsted report, please email headteacher@framdurham.com or write to Mr A Byers (Head Teacher) at the school address.