Connah's Quay High School

Ysgol Uwchradd Cei Connah / Connah's Quay High School

Estyn Inspection ReportEstyn logo 2016

 

I am pleased to inform you that following our inspection in
November 2015 the Estyn Inspection Report is now available.
It can be found on the Estyn website (www.estyn.gov.uk) and
on our school website by clicking on this link.

  • “The school’s level of care, support and guidance for pupils has many outstanding features. The arrangements for promoting pupils’ wellbeing are based on a relentless commitment by staff to embody the school’s motto, ‘We Care’.” 
  • “The headteacher provides strong strategic leadership to the school and is well supported by the senior leadership team.” 
  • “Leadership provides the school with a clear sense of direction based on a secure focus on improving teaching and learning.” 
  • “Teachers show good subject knowledge and use this well to develop and enhance pupils’ learning experiences.” 
  • “Teachers create positive, engaging learning environments and have good working relationships with pupils.” 
  • “The school’s performance in the level 2 threshold including English and mathematics improved in 2015” 
  • “In 2015, the proportion of pupils gaining grades A* or A at GCSE improved noticeably.” 
  • “In key stage 4, progress from previous key stages is better than expected” 
  • “The school’s strong systems for care, support and guidance are highly effective in promoting pupils’ academic progress, attendance and wellbeing” 
  • “In key stage 4, the performance of pupils eligible for free school meals has shown strong improvements over the last four years.” 
  • “The school’s provision for pupils with additional learning needs is highly effective.” 
  • “Pupils with additional learning needs achieve well above their expected levels” 
  • “Pupils with special educational needs make very good progress against their targets.” 
  • “Pupils behave well around the school and they show respect, care and concern for others” 
  • “The family engagement work is a particular strength and has a very positive impact on the most vulnerable pupils.” 
  • “A particularly strong feature of the school is the comprehensive range of targeted support and counselling that address pupils’ emotional, social and mental health needs.” 
  • “The wide range of extracurricular activities is a strength of the school and supports the curriculum well.”