At their last inspection, Ofsted found Loncroft to be a Good School.
Their comments included:
- Very strong leadership, including that of the governing body, is driving secure and sustainable improvements in teaching and students’ achievement at a very fast pace.
- Students are making increasingly good progress. The proportion of students achieving five GCSE grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, increased markedly in 2012 and early entry results and the school’s assessment data indicate further improvement this year.
- Teaching has improved rapidly. It is good overall with some pockets of outstanding practice, particularly in English and mathematics. Teachers from across the curriculum are contributing well to the effective development of students’ literacy skills.
- Students’ behaviour has improved and is good in and out of lessons. Students work very well together in groups and are polite and respectful. They say that they feel safe at school.
- The arrival of the headteacher provided a catalyst for change. He has a very ambitious vision for the school and has re-energised the staff. He is very ably supported by the senior and middle leaders who are relishing new challenges and growing from strength to strength.
- The governing body, under the leadership of the new Chair, is monitoring the school’s performance extremely well and holding the school to account.
- The sixth form is good and improving. Sixth Formers make good progress. Teaching is good and students have a mature approach to learning. Leadership of the sixth form is good.
To read the full Ofsted report click here.