Outstanding hat-trick for Frank Wise School

Frank Wise School School, Banbury, outstanding Ofsted report. Head, Sean O'Sullivan and pupils from across the school. NNL-150324-170836009
Frank Wise School School, Banbury, outstanding Ofsted report. Head, Sean O'Sullivan and pupils from across the school. NNL-150324-170836009

Frank Wise School in Banbury has received its third ‘outstanding’ Ofsted report in a row.

Inspectors, who visited the school on March 4 and 5, said parents of students at the school recognised its ‘warm and welcoming feeling’ and it had improved on its previous ‘outstanding’ grading.

Headteacher Sean O’Sullivan said: “We are absolutely thrilled to have received such a glowing report and for it to be recognised that we continue to improve even further.

“Pupils and staff have worked tirelessly over these past five years to push forwards in their learning and achievements, and all of this was recognised in the detail of the report.”

Inspectors also praised the school for its quality of teaching, saying: “Outstanding teaching leads to pupils’ excellent achievement in a wide range of areas, including literacy and pre-literacy and mathematics and pre-number skills.”

They also praised the school for its ‘strong leadership and management’.

The report added disadvantaged students made progress at the same rate as other students in the school.

For the school to improve further, the report suggested it should ‘widen and deepen links with other provision to extend further the range of educational opportunities for all pupils’.