|Ofsted Report 2011: Good - This is a good school. When students join the school in Year 7, their attainment is just below average. Across a broad range of subjects students make good progress by the end of Key Stage 4. However, historically the school has had a record of underperformance in GCSE English and mathematics. Evidence from the inspection, together with data for examinations already taken and the school's tracking, firmly indicates that this trend has been reversed. There has been a 22% increase over three years in those achieving five or more GCSE grades A* to C, including English and mathematics. Data indicate that this upward trend will accelerate further in 2011.