Students at The Latimer Arts College with Principal Siobhan Hearne.
Rapid progress and improvements at The Latimer Arts College in Kettering have resulted in a ‘Good’ grading by Ofsted, following a visit by inspectors to the School last month (15-16 January 2014).
In their report, the inspectors noted that over the last three years the number of students who achieved five or more good GCSE grades at A* to C, including English and mathematics, has been above the national average.
Additionally, in mathematics, a much higher proportion of students made greater progress than expected of them than nationally, and in 2013 a higher than average proportion passed their AS and A level courses.
Siobhan Hearne, Principal at The Latimer Arts College, was praised for having ‘significantly improved both teaching and achievement since the previous inspection.’
Inspectors added that under Siobhan’s leadership the vast majority of staff, students and parents are fully supportive of the college’s vision to ‘secure outstanding achievements for each individual child.’
In a message to parents and carers following the inspection, Siobhan said:
“This success follows three years of passionate and relentless determination to deliver a high-quality education for our students. Outstanding status is within our reach, and we are determined that we will achieve this over the next 12 months.”