Lealands High School Celebrates Maintaining ‘Good’ Status

The hard work of staff and students at Lealands High School has been rewarded with the school maintaining its ‘good’ status following their recent Ofsted inspection.

Lealands were inspected in March. The inspection was carried out under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 as a short inspection following their previous ‘Good’ overall outcome in 2013.

In a letter to Headteacher Mr Burridge, detailing their inspection findings on the 9th May, Ofsted said: “You and your senior colleagues have led the school with determination, commitment and integrity.  The strength of leadership at the school is recognised by a large majority of pupils, staff and parents alike.”

The letter also included many other highly positive comments:-

  • “An inclusive school, where there are high expectations of what all pupils can achieve.
  • “Pupils clearly enjoy school. They feel valued and well supported.
  • “Attendance is higher than the national average.
  • “Diversity is valued and …all pupils feel they belong.
  • “Pupils are proud of their school. They move around the site in a calm and orderly way and look after their excellent facilities carefully.
  • “Teaching continues to be effective.
  • “Pupils work diligently and often with enthusiasm.
  • “Teachers create and sustain overwhelmingly constructive, trusting relationships.
  • “Pupils are happy to contribute to lessons and they ask and answer questions articulately.
  • “The school’s self-evaluation is thorough and perceptive.
  • “Pupils feel safe and are confident that poor behaviour, including bullying, is rare and dealt with effectively if it does occur.


The staff and students at Lealands are pleased that inspectors identified so many strengths, recognising the hard work and commitment that we all put in to make the school the best it can be.

Headteacher, John Burridge, said, ‘I am delighted with the outcome of this inspection which demonstrates that the school continues to go from strength to strength following our last very successful inspection in 2013.  This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of so many people and thoroughly endorses the very special approach to education we have at Lealands.’