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Students, staff and governors are celebrating following Hornsey School for Girls recent Ofsted inspection.
Following a short inspection in March, the school has been awarded 'Good' and lauded across all categories. Inspectors praised the strong leadership, high quality teaching and learning, ambitious and aspirational students, and committed staff.
Ofsted said: “The leadership team share the vision and values of the school and its students …. successfully establishing a creative learning community where both staff and students can thrive.”
“The range of support the school provides is impressive and has had a marked impact on individual students. The school offers opportunities in abundance for students…â
“The large school site provides excellent sporting facilities and a vibrant library where students can extend their love of reading.”
“Students have high ambitions and work hard to achieve them. They are genuinely interested in their studies and consequently, enjoy working hard.”
Ofsted also had strong praise for Hornsey Sixth Form College: “Strong leadership ensures that the vision of „excellence, drive, graduate and enrichâ permeates the sixth form.”
Headteacher, Kuljit Rahelu, commented: “I commend our students, staff and governing body and everything that has been achieved here at Hornsey School for Girls. Following our most recent outstanding set of examination results in 2016, placing us in the top 20% of high performing schools in the country for GCSE and A Levels, we are delighted that the report has truly captured and reflected the reality of our school and the excellent learning environment. I am delighted to be leading this unique and exceptional school to even more success as we ensure every young person continues to succeed within a culture of high aspirations. Our students are here because they want to learn and achieve their very best – I am particularly proud that our students embody our vision, ethos and values as witnessed by inspectors – „their mature behaviour and the mutual respect, tolerance and courtesy they show to each other and to staffâ. There are so many glowing aspects to this report – it is hard to pick out just one highlight, but suffice to say, we are very proud.”
Chair of Governors, Anita Yiannoullou added: “On behalf of the governing body I would like to congratulate staff, students and their families on what is being achieved at this forward thinking and ambitious school. The community feel and the high expectations that have been set by the Headteacher, senior leaders and staff have been recognised and praised – this school is well on its way to outstanding. It is a beacon of excellence and we look forward to continued success for students and staff alike. It is wonderful to see our young people continue to learn and flourish as they go on to lead successful lives and careers. Many alumni come back to us and share their experiences and showcase what can be achieved if students work hard and make the most out of every moment of their time at school.”