STUDENTS at Queen’s Park High School in Handbridge are making an outstanding contribution to the wider community.

This was the verdict of Ofsted (Office for Standards in Education) inspectors who also say “Queen’s Park is a good and improving school with a good sixth form”.

The inspection report highlights a number of areas of success for the school.

“All groups of students achieve well across the school and the rates of progress they make have accelerated since the previous inspection.”

Inspectors found the school is well led and managed, adding: “The perceptive headteacher, supported well by a dynamic senior leadership group and talented teams of faculty leaders and year learning managers, ensures there is an accurate awareness of school performance and a clear direction for development.”

The quality of care, guidance and support in the school is judged as good.

The inspection team also focussed on the sixth form and found that “this continues to be a good sixth form, from which almost all students enter university, further education, employment or apprenticeship.”

Headteacher Stephen Casey said: “We are delighted that inspectors found that more than 75% of lessons are good and outstanding. I was pleased with their comment that teaching is good and teachers demonstrate a secure knowledge of their subjects.”