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Moulsham High School

Ofsted and Performance Reports

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 

Ofsed Inspection 2020


An inspection of the school took place on Tuesday, 28 January and Wednesday, 29 January 2020. A copy of the report from Ofsted can be found here.


Quality of Education Outstanding – "The quality of education is a joy to see."


Personal Development Outstanding – "There is a wealth of opportunities for pupils to take part in things that reflect their skills and interests which help to prepare them for later life."


"Sixth Form Outstanding"


"This is a school of opportunity."


"Year after year, very high outcomes reflect the superb education pupils in all year groups receive."


"The atmosphere in the school is productive and positive, making the school a nice place to be."


Ofsted Inspection 2019

An inspection of the school took place on Tuesday 12th March 2019. A copy of the letter we received from Ofsted can be found here.

"A community of mutual respect in which leaders at all levels, teachers, pupils and parents collaborate positively to secure improvement."

"Pupils demonstrate excellent behaviour and develop exemplary attitudes to learning."

"You have effectively combined high quality teaching in lessons with appropriately targeted support and intervention outside the classroom."

"Leaders, including trustees and governors, ensure that protecting pupils and keeping them safe is a fundamental priority for everyone at Moulsham High School."

"The school now routinely provides suitable challenge for its most-able pupils."

"Teaching in the sixth form is typically of a high standard. Teachers plan interesting and engaging lessons which motivate students, and this leads to strong progress in almost all subjects."

Ofsted Inspection 2015

"This school continues to be good.  Since the last inspection, your vision and ambition for the school have transformed it into a place where pupils flourish and gain the qualifications they need for the next stage of their education, training or the workplace.  In addition … you focus on nurturing pupil talent in sport, music and the arts and on developing them into well-rounded young people with the essential personal qualities and skills needed for adulthood.  This contributes greatly to the school's vibrancy, ethos and strong culture of achievement.  You have taken decisive action… to empower staff to make the further improvements needed to make the school outstanding.

"Pupils' behaviour and conduct are exceptional.  We found them to be polite, well-mannered and respectful.  They… wear their uniforms with pride.  They are self-motivated and eager to learn…  They readily accept responsibility as prefects, counsellors and sports captains, and enthuse about the wide range of enrichment activities…  (Attendance) is now above average.  Pupils attend regularly because they thoroughly enjoy school…

"The school prides itself on being inclusive and able to meet pupils' different interests, needs and abilities.  Pupils in all key stages praise the pastoral care provided for them… Pupils understand diversity, human rights and the different culture and beliefs they learn about in citizenship lessons.

"Since (the last inspection) you have placed improving teaching and learning at the heart of the school's work… teaching has gone from strength to strength.  Pupils talked positively about… what staff do in lesson to make learning stimulating and enjoyable… Staff feel both accountable and well supported…

"GCSE results are consistently high… Leadership of the sixth form has been strengthened to improve the monitoring of pupils' progress and welfare… you have set older pupils much more challenging targets and created an 'accelerated' class of the most-able younger pupils to ensure they are fully challenged and prepared for learning later…  All pupils are expected to make at least four levels of progress.

"School leaders ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and that records are detailed and of high quality.  Pupils are kept very safe.  The school site is secure… Child protection procedures are firmly established… Pupils' awareness of keeping safe online or when using mobiles is reinforced…

"Governors… share your aspirations.  They support you and your staff fully…"

John Mitcheson, Her Majesty's Inspector

Staff Contact


Miss J Mead



Ms Usherwood

Clerk to Governors


Ofsted -

0300 123 1231

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