As you are aware on 17th and 18th January the school was visited by Ofsted.
Their purpose is to inspect and regulate schools to achieve excellence in the
care of children and young people in education.
The inspectors awarded Debden Park High School a grade of ‘Outstanding’.
This is an excellent achievement and a testament to the hard work, commitment
and effort of all associated with Debden Park High School.
The lead inspector stated that leaders at Debden Park High School have
successfully established a school where high aspirations and excellence are
the norm, and where pupils and staff enjoy coming to work. A culture of high
aspirations and high expectation pervades the school’s work. Outstanding
teaching and the exceptional promotion of pupils’ personal development ensure
that current pupils make substantial and sustained progress across a wide
range of subjects including English and Maths. This is reflected in the new
Progress 8 score showing that pupils from Year 7 to the end of Year 11 made
progress that is well above the national average in 2016.
The new sixth form is rapidly becoming popular and successful.
Throughout the school, pupils are very familiar with being challenged to do even
better. Challenge is a word used naturally and frequently by pupils.
Debden Park High School is a very popular school where pupils of all abilities
and backgrounds flourish.
We would personally like to thank the students and parents for their support in
helping Debden Park become the Outstanding school it is today and look
forward to their continued support in driving the school to raise standards even
higher across all levels.
You can view the new Ofsted report here:
Christian Cavanagh Helen Gascoyne
Executive Headteacher Head of School