Bedford High School Leigh

Bedford High School is a Community School located in Leigh, Lancashire, teaching Secondary students aged between 11 and 16 years of age.

The school operates under the Wigan local authority.

Bedford High School was inspected by Ofsted on 12 January 2011.

School Location

School Information

School nameBedford High School
HeadteacherMr Stephen Preston "B.A., M.A."
Number of pupils1092
Type of schoolCommunity School
Phase of educationSecondary
Ages11 - 16
Local authorityWigan
Parliamentary constituencyLeigh

Ofsted Report

2
OVERALL EFFECTIVENESS

How good is this school?


Good - Bedford High School is a good school, effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.


2
BEHAVIOUR

Behaviour and safety of pupils:


Good - Bedford High School is a good school, effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.


2
LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT

Overall leadership and management grade:


Good - Bedford High School is a good school, effective in delivering outcomes that provide well for all its pupils' needs. Pupils are well prepared for the next stage of their education, training or employment.


3
QUALITY OF TEACHING

Overall quality of the teaching provided:


Requires improvement - Bedford High School is a school that requires improvement and is not yet a good school, but is not inadequate. This school will receive a full inspection within two years from the date of the inspection.


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Bedford High SchoolOfsted Report
Inspection Start Date12 January 2011
Inspection End Date13 January 2011
Inspection TypeS5 Inspection
Overall2 - Good
Achievement2 - Good
Behaviour & Safety2 - Good
Quality of Teaching3 - Requires improvement
Leadership & Management2 - Good
Category of Concern
Warning Notice0

Full Ofsted Report
You can view the full report by clicking on the Ofsted website at
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/inspection-reports/find-inspection-report/provider/ELS/114884.

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Ofsted carry out full regulatory inspections of schools and educational institutions throughout England. Reporting to the UK government, Ofsted are both impartial and independent, and inspect institutions that care for young people and children, as well as organisations that provide education or skills for people of all ages.

Ofsted inspects education providers, children's services and organisations that provide education or skills. One or more Ofsted inspectors visit a provider to inspect the quality of teaching, the levels of achievement that pupils achieve, the behaviour of those who are in attendance, and the effectiveness of teaching that schools provide to their pupils.

A typical Ofsted report will contain information about how well their inspectors think that a school is performing, as well as ways that it can improve certain areas. It also includes data on how well students are performing, both in their general education and their well-being. In addition, Ofsted inspectors will include feedback from parents and carers about their views and opinions of the school.

In order to produce a useful tool for improvement, inspectors will give a school an overall grade for how good they think a school is:

  • Grade 1 - Outstanding
  • Grade 2 - Good
  • Grade 3 - Requires improvement
  • Grade 4 - Inadequate


Should a school be judged as 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate', then the Ofsted report will explain why the grade was given, as well as ways how the school can improve their grade.

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    Department for Education performance tables

    Full school performance tables for Bedford High School, including year-on-year comparisons, KS4 exam results, pupil progress, exam entries, vocational and academic progress for attending pupils at this school/establishment.

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    Edubase School Data

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    Ofsted Parent View

    How happy are children and pupils at Bedford High School? How safe do parents think this school is? Does this school deal with bullying effectively? 'Parent View' gives you the opinions of parents of children at this school.
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KS4 Exam Results

  All pupils Low attainers Middle attainers High attainers
Percentage achieving 5 A*-C GCSEs (or equivalents) including English and maths GCSEs 58% 7% 60% 95%
Percentage achieving A*-C in English and maths GCSEs 59% 7% 61% 96%
26% 0% 16% 65%
Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-C grade GCSEs (or equivalent) 73%   
Percentage of pupils achieving 5+ A*-G grade GCSEs (or equivalent) 94%   
Percentage of pupils achieving at least one qualification 100%   
Number entered all English Baccalaureate subjects 88 0 37 48
Percentage entered all English Baccalaureate subjects 40% 0% 33% 84%

Contact Details

Manchester Road
Leigh
Lancashire
WN7 2LU

Phone: 01942 760032
Email: enquiries@admin.bedford.wigan.sch.uk

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