Cansfield High School


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Old Road
11 - 16
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5+ GCSEs grade 9-4 (standard pass or above) including English and maths
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Cansfield High School is an average-sized secondary school. The majority of pupils are of white British heritage. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is lower than the national average and very few pupils are identified as speaking English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is average. The proportion of pupils who receive support for SEND is broadly average when compared with the national figure. A very small number of pupils have an education, health and care plan. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant changes to leadership. This includes the appointment of a new headteacher from April 2018 and the subsequent reduction and restructure of the senior leadership team, and changes to other leaders in the school. The school uses no off-site alternative provision. Inspection report: Cansfield High School, 23–24 January 2019 Page 9 of 11 Information about this inspection Inspectors visited lessons in all year groups and in a wide range of subjects to observe teaching and pupils’ learning. Some of these observations were carried out jointly with senior leaders. A detailed review of pupils’ work in books was carried out for a sample of pupils from Years 8 and 10. Inspectors met formally with governors, senior and middle leaders, and teachers, including those who are newly qualified. The views of 44 staff who answered Ofsted’s staff questionnaire were considered. An inspector met with a representative from the local authority and had a discussion with the school improvement adviser. Inspectors observed pupils as they moved between lessons and observed and spoke to pupils during break and lunchtime. Inspectors met formally with three groups of pupils and considered the 52 responses to Ofsted’s questionnaire for pupils. An inspector listened to a small number of pupils read. The views of 85 parents were considered who responded to Parent View (Ofsted’s online questionnaire), along with 62 free-text comments. A wide range of documentation was scrutinised, including the school’s self-evaluation and development plans, policies, behaviour and attendance information, and information on pupils’ achievements and senior leaders’ monitoring of teaching. Inspection team Denah Jones, lead inspector Ofsted Inspector David Woodhouse Ofsted Inspector Jan Rowney Ofsted Inspector Tim Long Ofsted Inspector Inspection report: Cansfield High School, 23–24 January 2019 Page 10 of 11 Any complaints about the inspection or the report should be made following the procedures set out in the guidance ‘Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted’, which is available from Ofsted’s website: If you would like Ofsted to send you a copy of the guidance, please telephone 0300 123 4234, or email [email protected]

Cansfield High School Catchment Area Map

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