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TOP MARKS: Watford school celebrates top Ofsted results 

 Published on: 5th December 2021   |   By: Dean Shaw   |   Category: Uncategorized

Watford Grammar School for Boys (WGSB) are celebrating after being graded as Outstanding by Ofsted. 

The school faced its first full ofsted inspection since 2006 with inspectors grading the school Outstanding in every category including quality of education, behaviour and attitudes and personal development.

The school has gone 15 years without a full inspection as it was not required to have routine regular inspections due to its Outstanding status. 

Five inspectors visited in October with comments from them in lauding “remarkably friendly and welcoming school” and “pupils’ behaviour is superb”.

The perfect results, which were announced on November 22, is an accolade for the school as the Ofsted inspection framework has changed, with the car raised. 

The change is expected to lead to many schools losing their Outstanding status but not only was WGSB spared that fate, this is the first time that the school has achieved a clean sweep of outstanding judgements in all categories.

WGSB headmaster, Ian Cooksey, said: “It is reasonable to conclude that we have not only sustained excellence over the intervening years between inspections – we have also sought improvements and progressed. 

“We have achieved this recognition through a collective effort as we are well-blessed with a committed, passionate and talented staff body and very impressive pupils who seek to excel.”

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