Ofsted Reports

When Ofsted visited in January 2018 Herne Bay High School was again recognised by Ofsted as a good school where students learn well and make good progress.  Within the report the personal development and wellbeing of pupils was given the grade outstanding, the highest category Ofsted give. The report is hugely complimentary of the school and reflects the hard work and determination of staff and students, who all contribute to this achievement.

Principal Jon Boyes said

“The report reinforces what I already know and leaves me in no doubt that Herne Bay High School is a fabulous school, which can enable any child to succeed and be prepared for the complex world we now live in. I am in no way complacent and our aim is to move on to be an outstanding school and provider of education for all young people that live in the Herne Bay community.”

Ofsted visited the school at the end of January 2018 . They undertook a rigorous 2 day inspection, with 5 inspectors covering all aspects of school life, including an in-depth analysis of the views of all students and parents.

The school has also been congratulated by Matt Dunkley CBE, Corporate Director of Children, Young People and Education at KCC, he said “We know how much effort goes into an Ofsted inspection, the judgement of good is a credit to your leadership, the determination and hard work from pupils, families, staff and governors. We are pleased with the inspection result”

As part of their inspection in January, Ofsted carried out their own detailed parent survey - please see below:

To the question ‘My child is happy at this school': 94% of respondents stated that Strongly Agreed or Agreed

To the question ‘My child feels safe at this school': 98% of respondents stated that Strongly Agreed or Agreed

To the question ‘My child makes good progress at this school': 94% of respondents stated that Strongly Agreed or Agreed

To the question ‘My child is well looked after at this school': 98% of respondents stated that Strongly Agreed or Agreed

To the question ‘Would you recommend this school to another parent': 94% of respondents stated that they would

For a Full detailed report please click on this link:

Ofsted Report Jan 2018
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