Ofsted recognises Wilmslow High School’s contribution to Science


Wilmslow High School is one of only 18 schools where the overall effectiveness is science is just as outstanding according to Osfted.

This news was revealed in their latest national report 'Maintaining Curiosity in Science' which was published on Thursday, 21st September, and covered 89 secondary schools

The science inspection took place at the school last November, after which the school were told that achievement, the quality of teaching, the curriculum, leadership and management at Wilmslow High were all 'outstanding', but to be recognised nationally was according to Mrs Bremner "the cherry on the cake".

Mrs Bremner commented "We know from our report last November that Ofsted had seen 'scientific phenomena at the heart of every lesson', that 'all groups make high academic progress' and that there is 'superb support for students with severe disabilities and special educational needs' but to be told that 'the outstanding progress seen at Wilmslow High School is rare and that the school is one of a few, one of a handful of such schools in the north west', is praise indeed."

Mrs Bremner concluded "I am delighted for our students and hardworking staff who deserve this national recognition for their achievements. While the country as a whole may be short of scientists it is pleasing to know that the student take up of the sciences is very high at Wilmslow High School and that we are making a significant contribution to educating the scientists of the future.

"Our science team have already had other schools visit the school to see what we do and now that the report has been published even more schools are bound to be in touch: we are very happy to share what we do well and know we can learn too from working with other schools."

Ofsted, Wilmslow High School