Ofsted & School Improvement
Sheldon was last inspected in October 2012 and our pupils were praised by the inspectors for their exceptional behaviour.
The inspectors said the “behaviour and safety of the pupils was outstanding”. The report also said that “students behaviour is exceptional and they really enjoy being in school. They are happy, polite, well-mannered and look after one another very well, so everyone is included.
This was no surprise to our staff who constantly praise the pupils for their courteous attitude towards one another.
Overall, the inspectors rated Sheldon as good with the behaviour of pupils rated as outstanding.
Our GCSE and A Level results have improved since our previous inspection in 2008. Our best ever GCSE results were in 2012, shortly before the inspection, and this shows how the goalposts have changed under the new, more rigorous framework. These were further improved in 2013 and we embrace the challenge of achieving 'outstanding' in all categories during our next inspection.
The inspectors said that our pupils make good progress in most subjects and outstanding progress in some, particularly English, physical education, design and technology and art.
The inspectors themselves said that they would have enjoyed teaching in such a wonderful environment and there can’t be many who leave schools saying that.
Sheldon undergoes a systematic cycle of evaluation that informs school improvement and development plans. A summary of our priorities is available to download below.