INSPECTORS have said a Winsford school is on the up.
The Ofsted inspection found that Verdin High was 'an improving school with a number of significant strengths'.
Inspectors said that, while its overall effectiveness is satisfactory at present, the good quality of provision, leadership, and management are leading to improvements which are beginning to have a positive impact on achievement and standards.
They reported the quality of teaching is good overall and growing strengths in this area, whilst not yet consistent, are beginning to result in improved learning.
The school achieved specialist school status as a technology college in September 2003 which they said has significantly improved its provision for delivering the curriculum and has given added impetus to strengthening and broadening links with other institutions in the area.
Extra resources are used well to create smaller teaching groups and there has been extensive investment in ICT facilities.
The school has 1,074 students on roll, with 68 attending the joint sixth form provision shared with Woodford Lodge High School.