We are delighted with our most recent Ofsted report (July 2014) which has moved the school from Grade 4 (Special Measures) to Grade 2 (Good) in less than one year! This is a remarkable achievement.
The report makes it very clear that there has been a “complete transformation” since September 2013 and the school now has many good and outstanding features. The ‘new’ Sandy Upper School that exists today, is barely recognisable as the ‘old’ Sandy Upper School that I inherited in September 2013.The Ofsted judgements achieved in this inspection are the best judgements achieved in the history of the school. In addition, the judgement of Grade 2, demonstrates that the current position of Sandy Upper School is now better than, or equal to, all other upper schools in the county, who have been inspected under the new, tougher Ofsted framework. In addition, as the Ofsted action points for moving to a Grade 1 school are very minor, we are on track to becoming an outstanding (Grade 1) school in record time! Sandy Upper School is on a steep upward trajectory and we are very quickly becoming the first choice for most parents and students. There is much to celebrate! This year, we have achieved great success and we have done so without an academy sponsor or any additional funding.
You will find all recent Ofsted reports attached below.
In addition, Ofsted provide data dashboards for all schools and Further Education and Skills providers. The Data Dashboard provides a snapshot of performance in a school, college or other further education and skills provider. Sandy Upper School's dashboard can be found here