A Cotswold secondary school is celebrating a glowing Ofsted report.

Inspectors graded every aspect of Winchcombe School as ‘Good’ following a recent visit.

Headteacher, Jonathan Templeton, said: “I am extremely proud of the work that our students and staff have put in to improve Winchcombe School despite such challenging times.

“We know that this is just the start of our journey to a truly excellent school that this community deserves.”

The report emphasisesd the “strong sense of community” at the school on Greet Road, Winchcombe.

Both staff and pupils also receive praise.

The report reads: “Leaders make their high expectations clear for pupils. They encourage pupils to live out the school’s values.

“Behaviour around the school site is calm and purposeful. Most pupils have positive attitudes towards their learning.

“When incidents of bullying are reported, leaders act swiftly to resolve these. As a result, pupils say that they feel safe at the school.”

The school also recently benefitted from a £4.5m expansion programme that has added a sports centre, an auditorium, additional dining and socialisation areas as well as a new science laboratory, new SEN accommodation and extensions in the technology areas.

Chair of Trustees, Sue Proctor said “Recent developments overseen by the Head and his leadership team have transformed Winchcombe School.

“The trustees are delighted to see Ofsted's recognition of their progress and hard work.”

However, the report also notes two areas that could be improved upon.

In a few subjects, leaders have not made it clear what they want pupils to learn and as a result students no not always build a secure understanding of the curriculum.

The second area for improvement is that a “small minority” of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities find it difficult to manage their behaviour, sometimes resulting in disrupted lessons.

The school’s approach to managing this behaviour “is not working well enough for these pupils” according to the Ofsted inspectors.

“Leaders should develop a system for managing behaviour that meets the needs of these pupils more effectively,” the report adds.