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Blaise High School Celebrates Ofsted Success

We are delighted to announce that Blaise High School has been judged as ‘Good’ in every category by Ofsted.

Blaise High School, Bristol, underwent an Ofsted inspection on 27th and 28th of September, with a follow-up visit on 31st of October. The inspection results reflect the school's commitment to academic excellence and character development, showcasing an overall effectiveness grade of "Good."

The key findings of the inspection are as follows:

  • Overall Effectiveness: Good
  • Quality of Education: Good
  • Behaviour and Attitudes: Good
  • Personal Development: Good
  • Leadership and Management: Good
  • Sixth-Form Provision: Good

Nat Nabarro, Headteacher of Blaise High School, expressed pride in the positive evaluation, stating: "We are delighted with the 'Good' rating across all categories. It reflects the hard work and dedication of our students, staff, and the entire school community. Everyone in the community should be incredibly proud of this school. This is an important landmark on our journey to becoming one of the best schools in the country. I am thrilled that Ofsted have recognised the improvements made under the Greenshaw Learning Trust (GLT) and really happy that the community has a school that it can be proud of."

Blaise High School aims to "enable every pupil to climb their own personal mountain to the very best universities," and the report recognises the school's efforts in creating a calm, purposeful, and safe environment for learning. The report also praises the broad and ambitious curriculum.

Inspectors acknowledged that “pupils behave well around the school site, develop positive relationships with each other and with staff” and that “poor behaviour is not tolerated and so does not interrupt learning”.

The report notes the effective safeguarding arrangements in place alongside the array of enrichment opportunities, including sports, music, chess, and outdoor adventure challenges, contributing to students' personal development at Blaise High School.

The Ofsted report also recognises the role of the Greenshaw Learning Trust and highlights the effective leadership and management within the Trust, providing valuable support to areas of development such as attendance improvement.

Jonathan Heap, Assistant Director of Secondary Education at GLT states: “The recognition, by Ofsted, that Blaise is a good school is confirmation of the incredible progress that has been made at the school. This is a reward for hard work and commitment from all involved at Blaise. Students and the local community have a school to be very proud of and we thank them for their support. We recognise the privilege of being able to work in such a diverse and energetic area of Bristol.”

Will Smith, CEO of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, says: “I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the significant improvements at Blaise High School. Through the inspirational leadership of Headteacher, Nat Nabarro, and the previous Headteacher, Katherine Brown, the school is now providing fantastic opportunities for all of its pupils. The staff, local families and wider community are benefiting from having a great school at the heart of their community.”

For more information, please visit the school’s website and read the full report here.