BISHOP Heber High School is celebrating being the only secondary school in West Cheshire rated ‘outstanding’ in a recent Ofsted report.

The accolade comes after a two-day inspection in April.

Outstanding judgements were made on all areas including overall effectiveness, pupil outcomes, leadership and management and sixth form.

The report also noted that the school’s students regularly do ‘exceptionally well in their academic studies and benefit from an excellent curriculum and from outstanding care, guidance and support in everything they do’.

The Ofsted results come at an exciting time for Bishop Heber; this year the school celebrated its 50th anniversary and recorded its best ever results last summer, earning a ranking in the top 10% of national schools for GCSE level results.

Headteacher David Curry said: “We are delighted with the Ofsted judgment. It tells the story of the impressive journey that we have been on as a school to achieve ‘outstanding’ in 2011,” he said.

“The whole school community has been given a real lift. We understand that outstanding does not mean perfect and we are passionate about improving learning at Heber even further.”

Carmella DeLucia