The University of Birmingham School’s latest Ofsted report.
We are pleased to be able to share the School’s latest, and indeed first, Ofsted report here. The Ofsted inspection was carried out in April 2018 and we are delighted to have received a good outcome in all categories.
We are particularity pleased that the inspectors saw the value of our distinctive aspects in creating our vibrant and thriving school community – not least our programme of character education, the diversity and inclusivity of our community, and our partnership with the University of Birmigham.
You can download the report below, or, if you prefer, a paper copy is available free of charge by calling reception on 0121 796 5000 or calling into School. The report is also available to view from Ofsted’s own website.
Some of the highlights from the report include:
The development of a ‘character education’ programme has rightly received national and international acclaim. Leaders promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and British values very well through the curriculum. This includes through ‘personal learning and development’ lessons.
Leaders have realised their vision for a highly inclusive intake in key stage 3. The school’s pupil intake draws on all parts of the city and a wide range of diverse backgrounds. It is very popular and oversubscribed. Leaders have established an ethos of respect and tolerance where diversity is celebrated. Disabled pupils can access all parts of the building and are fully integrated into school life.
There is a strong culture of good relationships between pupils of different backgrounds. Pupils show respect for each other’s differences, whether by disability, ethnicity or social background.
The close partnership with the University of Birmingham has led to significant additional investment and access to high-quality resources.
The quality of teaching [in sixth form] is strong. It is characterised by effective questioning and very good attitudes to learning, underpinned by extensive out-of-lesson support.