Pittville School

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About Pittville School

Name Pittville School
Website http://pittville.gloucs.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Richard Gilpin
Address Albert Road, Cheltenham, GL52 3JD
Phone Number 01242524787
Phase Secondary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 11-16
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 897
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and his senior team are effective in ensuring that pupils are safe and behave well.

Leaders' approach to improving attendance is effective. Pupils make strong progress from their starting points. The standards they attain are rising year-on-year and are now good.

The quality of teaching is good. Pupils take a pride in their work; their exercise books are well presented, and they show high levels of productivity. However, there remains some variation in the quality of teaching, particularly in science.

The curriculum is well planned and provides for a good breadth and depth of learning. Pupils in many subject areas... articulate their learning well. The school keeps its curriculum provision under regular review.

The governing body has a well-developed, strategic vision for the school. Governors work closely with senior leaders and challenge them to maintain the pace of improvement. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.

The teaching of personal, social and health education is a strength of the school. Pupils show high levels of respect as a result of the school's teaching and successful promotion of tolerance. Relationships across the school are very positive.

Consequently, the school is a calm, orderly community which pupils are proud of, and they enjoy school life. Leaders use the pupil premium funding effectively to improve outcomes for disadvantaged pupils. As a result, these pupils' attainment is rising.

Leaders have an accurate view of the school's performance. They collate detailed information on performance. However, aspects of areas requiring further focus are sometimes not specifically identified, monitored and evaluated sufficiently.

Information about this school

Pittville School is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium grant is above average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. A very small number of pupils study at an alternative curriculum centre, Abbey View, in Tewksbury. The school works in partnership with, and has been supported by, two local, outstanding secondary schools.

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