Official Ofsted Report Published

 At the beginning of May we were inspected by Ofsted and are now pleased to be able to share the official report with parents and the community.  We are delighted to have retained our ‘Good’ grading and are exceptionally happy with the comments from the inspectors which highlight that we “support all students to achieve beyond their initial expectations”.

The school was judged on its overall effectiveness, the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and its leadership and management.  The report is very positive throughout with scores of Good across the board.

Jack Hunt was complimented on its teaching being Good with some areas that were Outstanding.  Inspectors reported that attainment has increased across all key stages with progress rates in English and mathematics rising rapidly.

In the report, inspectors also praised the school for the following:

  • The school is reinforcing literacy and numeracy skills across subjects
  • Behaviour is good in and out of lessons
  • Students’ attitudes to the school and to learning are very positive
  • The sixth form is good. Sixth form students make good progress and attainment is rising at both A and AS level
  • Disabled students and those who have special educational needs make very good progress, particularly in the resourced provision for students with special educational needs
  • The headteacher is working effectively with senior leaders, staff and governors to drive improvement

Councillor John Holdich, Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and University for Peterborough City Council, said: “Maintaining a solid result in Ofsted is a really great achievement and I am very proud of Jack Hunt for their continued hard work. In a school which sees 58 different languages spoken and students entering with little or no English at times, this is an even greater achievement.

“The report commends the headteacher for her work with senior leaders, staff and governors, in driving improvement and this is clearly displayed in the report. These strong relationships are clearly reflected in the teaching with progress rates rising rapidly. Well done!”

The school is larger than the average-sized secondary, with the proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs supported through school action being above the national average.

Pamela Kilbey, Headteacher of Jack Hunt Secondary School, said: “We are very proud that under the new and harsher inspection framework in operation since September 2012, we have retained our overall grading as a Good school, and that the grade for achievement has moved from the Satisfactory we achieved in 2010 to Good in 2013.

“The inspectors recognised the rapid improvements we are making and the high quality provision Jack Hunt School makes for all its pupils. We were pleased that the inspectors saw that teaching is usually good or better, and that there is no inadequate teaching.

"We are also proud of the comments they made about our students who behave well, have very positive attitudes to learning, are well mannered and respectful and contribute well to the school by being role models and buddies in the effective Vertical Tutoring system.”

The Ofsted report in full is available on the Ofsted Website