Inspectors praise boys’ behaviour at ‘good’ grammar school

Boston Grammar School have received a good Ofsted report.'L-R Callum Hallam 13, Tapi Shahwe 13, James Worthington 12, Joel Davidson 13, Sam Bates 13, Sam Anthony 13, Paul Marsh - principal, John McHenry - deputy head.
Boston Grammar School have received a good Ofsted report.'L-R Callum Hallam 13, Tapi Shahwe 13, James Worthington 12, Joel Davidson 13, Sam Bates 13, Sam Anthony 13, Paul Marsh - principal, John McHenry - deputy head.

A Boston school is celebrating after getting a ‘good’ Ofsted report in which the inspector praised the outstanding behaviour of its pupils.

The report also states Boston Grammar School students are making better than national progress towards their GCSEs.

The ‘good’ rating marked an improvement from its ‘satisfactory’ grading at its last inspection and pupils’ behaviour and safety was rated as ‘outstanding’ – the top rating.

Principal Paul Marsh said: “It’s a pleasing reflection on the improvements the school has made over the last three years.

“It’s particularly nice that the report recognises our outstanding pupils. Their behaviour in and out the lessons is outstanding and they are described as proud of they are school.”

Inspectors observed 26 lessons at the school on May 22 and 23 and spoke to staff, children and parents.

The report states students have reached much higher levels in their work, including in English and maths, than most students nationally.

It also says the sixth form is good with students making good progress towards the highest A-level grades.

The report describes the teaching in the large majority of lessons as ‘good or better’.

It praises teachers as ‘skilled’ at tailoring their lessons to best suit groups of bright students.

It also makes note that teachers make lessons relevant in order to ‘stimulate’ the students.

However, it said that although teachers mark books often and give advice on how to improve, this is only sometimes followed up.

It added that not all teachers matched the difficulty of work to the abilities of individual students.

To improve towards becoming an ‘outstanding’ school the report advised the school to record how well students are learning more accurately.