The Becket School was last inspected by Ofsted in October 2012. The team of inspectors judged the overall effectiveness of the school to be a good, awarding this rating in each of the four main judgement categories.
Achievement of pupils
Quality of teaching
Behaviour and safety of pupils
Leadership and management
A copy of the full report is available to download at the bottom of this page. A brief summary of the findings is included below.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
Students start at school with standards which are above average and make good progress to achieve highly in GCSE and A level examinations. Results in the school’s specialist subjects of science, history and geography are outstanding.
The sixth form is good and it prepares students well for their futures. Many leave to study at very good universities.
Teaching is mainly good or outstanding. At its best students are fully engaged, enthused and enjoy their lessons. Teaching helps students to develop a good understanding of what they are learning and marking shows students how best they can improve.
Behaviour around school and in nearly all lessons is excellent with very few incidents of poor behaviour. Students feel safe and well cared for. They say the school supports them in their faith which is very important to them.
Leaders and governors have a very good understanding of what the school needs to improve. They have worked well to improve the quality of teaching and achievement in mathematics which has not been good enough for a few years. This shows that the school is able to carry on improving.
View our Ofsted Report here.