What OFSTED says about Ivy Bank

"The Headteacher provides perceptive and effective leadership."

The School is highly effective in providing an environment in which pupils can develop sound spiritual, moral and cultural awareness."

"The School is led with energy and determination."

"The School has a hard working staff, clear policies and procedures, good pastoral arrangements, a positive ethos and a caring and supportive environment."

"Pupils are encouraged to participate in the life of the School."

"The School provides a sound quality of education."

"Drama, dance and music flourish in a variety of forms and regular performances."

"Pupils display positive attitudes towards their learning."

"Existing resources are well managed."

"Relationships between pupils are positive."

"The School has an appropriate mission statement and set of aims which are reflected successfully through all aspects of School life."

"Ivy Bank High School is an improving School with many strengths".

"Whole School development planning is good."

"Pupils have a good understanding of their own history and cultures."

"Pupils are encouraged to relate positively to each other and to the wider world."

Ivy Bank High School was inspected in April 1997 as part of the national Programme of School inspectors.