The School's last Ofsted report was carried out in November
2016 and judged the school as good and improving.
delighted that the latest Ofsted report confirms that
Highgate Wood School continues to be good, and improving.
The inspectors confirmed our governors and leaders know the
school well and this accurate self-evaluation is allowing us
to raise standards quickly. They told us teaching is good
and improving, as are behaviour and attendance.
team were impressed with the effective feedback teachers
provide to students that helps them move ahead with their
learning; with our work to secure higher standards,
especially in the sixth form and with the way our teachers
plan lessons well, stretching the most able and targeting
our studentsí needs with skilful questioning and well-chosen
activities. They noted that as a result of our work since
the last inspection, studentsí performance at GCSE and A
Level is good and improving and from their different
starting points progress is similar for all groups. They
drew particular attention to the way disadvantaged students
at Highgate Wood School make progress that exceeds that of
other students nationally.
inspectors also commented very favourably on our strong
culture of safeguarding, which they saw as being built upon
a secure foundation of effective training, and praised the
way we provide our students with opportunities to think
about rights, respect and tolerance for others.
especially pleased by the way the overwhelming majority of
parents and carers, as well as students and staff, were very
positive about their experiences at Highgate Wood School,
and would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone
who completed the ParentView survey or took part in other
The full report
is now available on the Ofsted website.
to download the full Ofsted report.
to go directly to our report pages on the Ofsted website.