In what was probably the final Ofsted inspection of a school before lockdown in March 2020, school inspectors confirmed that Colyton Grammar School maintained its ‘Outstanding’ rating while praising its students, staff and wider school community.
Inspectors praised the school team for its integrity, citing its efforts to increase the numbers of students from disadvantaged background (4% four years ago to 10% now) as an example. Their research with parents revealed that 98% would recommend the school.
Commenting on the school’s work with disadvantaged students, the inspectors commented “Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with SEND are very well supported. As a result of this bespoke support, these pupils make very strong progress. Moreover, for some measures, the progress of disadvantaged pupils exceeds their peers. This is because you, other leaders and staff expect the same of these pupils as their peers. Last year 18% of disadvantaged students went to Oxford or Cambridge and 79% attended Russell Group universities. Additionally, all disadvantaged pupils were entered for the EBacc last year.”