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Ofsted and Performance
Montpelier High School (MHS) is a non-selective girls’ school with a fully comprehensive, diverse intake of students. One in four of the 2022 Year 11 cohort qualified for Pupil Premium (additional funding for disadvantaged students); one in five students had a special educational need; 44% of students come from a minority ethnic group; and 15% speak English as an additional language.
MHS is rated amongst the top 20% of secondary schools nationally for attainment and progress, which means that students of all prior attainment, whatever their starting point, make outstanding progress at MHS. The school is also in the top 20% nationally for the full range of subjects: English, maths, science, EBacc, creative, vocational and practical subjects.
In addition, the 2022 A Level results for MHS's co-eductional V6 Sixth Form broke school records for top grades and outstanding destinations. One in ten grades are the top A* with 30% of grades at A*/A and over half (55%) a B or above. The overall pass rate at A-level was 98%, with 77% of grades at A*- C.
MHS is also the Teaching School Hub (TSH) for Bristol, North Somerset and Somerset, appointed to this well-respected position in 2021 by the Department for Education. A TSH is a group of schools or education experts working in partnership with each other to provide high-quality professional development to teachers and leaders at all stages of their career, as well as helping trainee teachers as they enter the workforce.
MHS sees collaboration as an important element of achieving best practice and continuously striving to improve. The TSH status provides many opportunities for MHS to collaborate effectively with other educational institutions across the country. All of this impacts positively on the student body and the excellent results that they continue to achieve.
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Department for Education School Performance Tables
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Ofsted judges the school in five categories: Behaviour and Attitudes, Leadership and Management, Quality of Education, Personal Development and Sixth-form Provision.
While it is disheartening that the report includes minimal or no mention of our long track record of excellent results and outcomes, our ethos of diversity and inclusion and our extensive enrichment opportunities, we recognise that external scrutiny is an important factor in school improvement.
Our governing body, board of trustees and sponsors are working closely with the school’s senior leaders to ensure that the right level of support and challenge is provided, alongside additional training. We are determined that when the Inspectors return in due course to monitor our progress, they will see the rigorous and systematic approach that we are taking.
We are determined to get MHS back to a rating of at least Good in all areas as soon as possible and to aim for the highest rating of Outstanding, which was the judgement the school received at its last inspection.
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