Pupils praised as Sir John Talbot's School gets glowing Ofsted report

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Emily Davies

The headteacher of a Whitchurch school has praised A-level students for its latest Ofsted success.
 
Sir John Talbot’s School was rated ‘good’ following a visit by inspectors in April.
 
Executive headteacher David O’Toole,  who was commended in the report, said the school is “proud” of the achievement.
 
He said: “As the local community school, we pride ourselves on getting to know all our children and what their hopes and dreams are and help them get there.
 
“I am incredibly proud of staff and students  and know  we will continue to make Sir John Talbot’s School the number one school of choice for the Whitchurch area.
 
“I am particularly proud of our A-level students who demonstrated to Ofsted how confident, articulate and well-rounded they are and how well the school prepares them for the next step in life.”
 
The Ofsted report recognised the high standards that have been achieved at the secondary comprehensive school and sixth form centre, which became an academy sponsored by the Marches Academy Trust in 2014.
 
It also noted rapid improvements through its collaboration and its continuation to raise the bar attracting high-quality teaching staff and specialist teachers to deliver an enriched curriculum that is flexible enough to meet the needs of all its students.
 
Mr O’Toole added: “Staff and students at Sir John Talbot’s School are overjoyed with the recent Ofsted outcome. 
 
“Sir John Talbot’s School is a great place to be in terms of high standards, excellent knowledgeable teachers and community involvement.
 
“Our governing body, leadership team and I are determined to maintain high standards and to reach for the stars for every child who joins us.”

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