Students making good progress

Ofstead. Brighouse High School. Head teacher Liz Cresswell with students.
Ofstead. Brighouse High School. Head teacher Liz Cresswell with students.

BRIGHOUSE High School has been rated good by Ofsted inspectors under the new framework.

During the inspection on May 16 and 17 Ofsted recognised that leaders and managers have continued to secure improvement since its last inspection in November 2007 and commented particularly on the value that the school adds to its pupils in terms of the progress they make.

The school in Finkil Street converted into an academy in April last year, it was Brighouse’s first school to convert to an academy and the third throughout Calderdale.

“At the time of the last inspection in 2007, Brighouse High Sixth form was graded satisfactory; it is now good or outstanding in every aspect,” said headteacher Liz Cresswell.

“We are delighted to have been awarded ‘Good’ in every category under the new rigorous Ofsted framework. The grade is a testament to the hard work of pupils, staff and parents. Ofsted will not be visiting the school again for at least three years but we are clear that in order to improve further on the good judgement, we need to continue to strive to ensure that standards at Key Stage 4 are significantly above the national averages.”

Inspector Sally Kenyon said there was a core of good and outstanding teaching which enabled students to make good progress across a range of subjects and the students enter the school with broadly average attainment and leave above average.