Ofsted

Batley Girls' High School Staff and Students standing together, sharing the news in November 2013 from Ofsted Outstanding in all categories.

Read the full 2013 Ofsted report here

You can read the available Ofsted reports by downloading them from the Ofsted website using the links below. Please note that as Batley Girls’ converted to Academy status on September 1st 2011, there is now a new entry in the Ofsted system, and an archived entry.

The current Unique Reference Number (URN) is 137424. See the details and reports here. You can view the school’s information on the Department for Education website here.

The pre-Academy Unique Reference Number (URN) was 107770. This was particularly hard to locate recently so an archived copy of this is stored here for your reference. Batley Girls’ High School (107770) ofsted report March 2009


Progress since last inspection in 2009 HAS BEEN OUTSTANDING AND THIS IS WHY!

Achievement gaps have been narrowed and all groups make at least expected progress.    Our cohort achieve significantly higher than national average results in K4.

  • In 2013 we are now in our fifth year OF EXCELLENT VALUE ADDED (THE DIFFERENCE WE MAKE JUDGED BY  PROGRESS ALL OUR LEARNERS MAKE VA currently at 1036 at the top of the Kirklees tables and in the 5th percentile nationally. Average is 1000
  • The White British minority now achieve above national average at GCSE- this represents a significant development and reflects the efforts made on this action point from the 2009 inspection.
  • Performance in Science has improved, particularly at KS4. Results in Science have shown a vast improvement since 2009, and the actions set in place have been designed to ensure the progress made is sustained in the future.  In both 2012 significant gains were made with both progress and attainment. This trend has continued and 2013 92.5% of the cohort have level 2 A*-C in Science91% making expected progress and 61% exceeding.  Double Science academic  45.2 of cohort 86.6% of entry
  • Use of a variety of initiatives and external agencies to enhance the expertise within the Science teaching team to enrich and broaden the experience of students, especially in Key Stage 4. External partners and Y14 students lead a thriving STEM programme.   The creation of the Life Sciences Super Faculty has allowed for greater synergy by expanding the Science team.
  • Use of best practice to ensure that assessment information is consistently used to plan and deliver lessons has improved.
  • Majority of teachers have excellent subject knowledge. In KS4 most are specialists in their subject.  Individual staff skills sets are strategically employed to ensure that they match student needs. Strategic timetabling from Sept 2013 has ensured the optimum deployment of staffing with specialists identified at every stage.   We have also recruited an advanced skills Science teacher to lead on the development of KS4 and KS5 courses- she will join us from January 2014.

See our Trustees and Governors detailed here.

See our Policy Documents in full here.