ALCESTER Grammar School has been graded ‘Outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted inspection.
The school was visited by inspectors in December for the first time since 2009.
And there was plenty for students, staff and governors to celebrate when the Ofsted report came back on Wednesday (January 25).
Inspectors commented that the school was “under exceptional leadership and with highly knowledgeable and competent staff”.
“AGS is a thriving and happy place where pupils are extremely proud to be part of this highly ambitious school and love learning”, inspectors continued.
The report also stated that teachers delivered lessons with passion and described both the curriculum and behaviour as exemplary.
Important recognition was also given to the emphasis that the school places on all round character and personal development, through the unique ‘Decent Human Being’ ethos and the vast array of extra and super curricular activities available to students.
Principal Rachel Thorpe said: “I could not be more proud of both AGS students and staff. As a school, we are fully committed to providing the very best education and opportunities for all members of our community. I am delighted that this external visit and validation of our work has been so positive and recognises the truly special and unique school that is AGS. We look forward to building further on our successes in the coming months and years.”
Jackie Gough, Chair of Governors, added: “I would like to congratulate everyone at the school on this excellent report. The school’s vision to ‘nurture aspiration, achievement and opportunity for all’ was clearly recognised by inspectors and that can be attributed to the hard work and dedication on the part of staff and students every day. I am very pleased for all involved that AGS has been recognised in this way.”