Flixton Girls School was visited and inspected by Ofsted during the last week of the summer term 2018.

As you know, our school has made tremendous progress over recent years and as you will see from the national performance tables, we are one of the very top performing high schools in Trafford.

I am very pleased to share with you the letter we have received from Ofsted following their brief visit at the end of term. As you know it was not a full inspection so none of the judgements change.

The inspectors checked our progress since our last full inspection and did a routine review of safeguarding to ensure that it is effective.

I am very proud of the progress we have made and this is reflected in some very complimentary comments from the Lead Inspector as you will see in the letter.

Whilst we were rather surprised to have a visit 2 days before the summer holiday, the inspection of exercise books, scrutiny of external data and confidential interviews with students, staff and Governors together with the parent and staff survey have all confirmed our continuing high standards as shown in the following extracts:

• The actions that you have taken since the last inspection have put right the areas for improvement noted at that time. As a result, you have improved the standard of education provided in these aspects...
• You and other leaders have created a positive learning community.
• Pupils enjoy school...
• Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is good.
• Pupils tackle key aspects of fundamental British values, for example by exploring and discussing contemporary issues in depth and with sensitivity.
• ...pupils say that difference is recognised and valued and that they enjoy positive relationships with one another.
• all of the pupils who have left the school in recent years have moved on to places in education, training and employment.
• the school is a popular choice with parents when deciding upon their children's secondary education.
• Pupils value their education and they understand how to learn well.
• Pupils appreciate the regularly good quality of teaching
• Pupils have good attitudes to learning.
• Teachers create a positive learning environment in lessons and pupils' good habits have a positive impact on their good conduct.
• Pupils with low starting points generally make strong progress, outperforming others nationally.
• You and other leaders have focused on improving the progress of the most able pupils this year. ..Pupils' current work demonstrates that more of them are making stronger progress.
• Pupils with in-school support plans are also well known and supported, especially by the special educational needs department, which is a strength of the school.

You can download pdf of the last full report below together with a copy of the letter from the short inspection in July 2018.
You can also contact the school on 0161 912 2949 to request a paper copy of the report.

Ofsted Report

FGS Short Inspection Letter Sept 2018.pdf