This is a much larger than average-size secondary school with 475 students in the sixth form. The school is on two sites, one for students in Years 7 and 8, the other for older students. The majority of students join the school in Year 7, with a second group joining in Year 9 from a local middle school. There is boarding provision for 113 students. This provision was previously inspected by Ofsted in October 2012 when it was judged to be outstanding, with no areas for improvement. Most students are of White British heritage. A little under 9% of students are known to be eligible for the pupil premium support (additional money allocated to schools by the government). This proportion is well below the national average. Just under 8% of students who are disabled or have special educational needs are supported through school action, and a little over 7% are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. These proportions are below the national average. A specialist facility for 10 students with specific learning difficulties is integrated into the curriculum. A very few students attend courses at local colleges of further education. Since the previous inspection, a new headteacher has been appointed to the school. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress.