Ofsted praises Welwyn Garden City school

A Welwyn Garden City school has received a positive report following an inspection by education chiefs.

Stanborough School, in Lemsford Lane, has been given a ‘good’ grading from Ofsted inspectors, following an inspection in October.

The inspection focused on Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and also looked at education and standards as a whole.

The school was marked ‘good’ overall – the second highest grade which is achievable.

Students were picked out for particular praise.

“Students are polite, positive, friendly and keen to express their views,” the report said.

“They are articulate and reflect maturely on what they know.

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“They take on a range of responsibilities across the school and in the wider community.”

And teachers were also commended, for producing “good discipline” and “productive relationships” during lessons.

“They are well-planned with clear objectives,” the report said of the lessons.

“Teachers match the work carefully to students’ abilities. Lessons are well resourced and outstanding use is made of expert external speakers and trainers.”

Stanborough headteacher Peter Brown said: “We are very pleased with this deserved recognition for the fantastic work done by our staff and students.”