Ofsted Report – December 2023

Queen Elizabeth’s High School was notified on Tuesday 12 December of an Ofsted inspection which subsequently took place over Wednesday 13 and Thursday 14 December 2023. The Governors and I have great pleasure in sharing here a copy of the finalised inspection report.

Everyone associated with QEHS is thrilled that the school has been graded as ‘Good’ in all five of the inspection categories: The Quality of Education, Behaviour & Attitudes, Personal Development, Leadership & Management, and Sixth Form Provision. Therefore, the overall effectiveness of the school is a strong ‘Good’.

The inspection team rightly noted that QEHS is a school where expectations around what students can achieve are high, and that students thrive on this challenge and are successful in their academic studies. Just as importantly, it is recorded that students, ‘…get on well together and enjoy each other’s company’ and that interactions with their teachers are similarly positive and productive. Above all, students attending QEHS were seen to be benefitting from an ambitious curriculum and ‘… a rich educational experience’ that serves to develop their confidence, character and to broaden horizons.

The school has been on a significant journey since the previous inspection of September 2021. Accordingly, I would like to take this opportunity to thank all families linked with QEHS for your support, patience and loyalty as a comprehensive programme of whole school improvement has been planned and implemented. Similarly, I would like to share my sincere appreciation of all colleagues’ dedication and endeavour over this period. Inspectors were in no doubt that, ‘A considerable amount of work has taken place since the last inspection to improve the school for the benefit of all pupils. Key priorities have been acted on quickly to resolve the issues identified.’

Following on from two consecutive years of outstanding examination results and a top ten regional placing in The Sunday Times Parent Power Survey, the findings of this Ofsted inspection serve to demonstrate just how amazing the students of QEHS truly are and the extent to which they thrive and blossom by committing whole heartedly to the utterly unique Queenies offer.

Please enjoy reading this report and also please be assured that everyone at QEHS remain determined this wonderful school will continue to go from strength to strength.

Mr R M Eastham


To view this report, please click here. 

Our previous Ofsted Reports

2021 - Ofsted Report

2016 - Ofsted Report

2016 - Ofsted Monitoring Inspection Letter

2014 - Ofsted Maths Inspection Letter

2008/2009 - Ofsted Report

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