Ofsted Report

Horsforth School is a good School.  This was confirmed by our most recent inspection in October 2023.

Here are some soundbites to summarise what our last inspection found:

  • This school believes in opportunity and achievement for all. It is highly effective in achieving this aim.
  • Pupils benefit from an expansive choice of courses that prepare them well for their future careers and aspirations.
  • The school has high expectations for all pupils.
  • There is an inclusive ethos at the school that supports and challenges pupils to achieve their best.
  • Pupils study a well-constructed curriculum and are taught by well trained teachers.
  • Pupils are happy, and they behave well in lessons and around the school.
  • The curriculum prepares pupils well for future education, employment and training opportunities.
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  • Targeted interventions help pupils make rapid progress with their reading.
  • Pupils who are disadvantaged and pupils with SEND are supported well and helped to develop their resilience
  • Pupils and students in the sixth form make excellent progress through the curriculum.
  • Sixth-Form Students are an asset to the school. They lead clubs and revision sessions and act as role models for younger pupils
  • Teachers are skilled, well trained and knowledgeable. 
  • Pupils are courteous and polite to teachers and visitors. They are attentive in lessons.
  • The school prioritises mental health and well-being and has recently become accredited with ‘MindMate Friendly’ status. 

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