HINCHINBROOKE School is satisfactory and improving according to inspectors from Ofsted, the Office for Standards in Education. Following a recent inspection, Ofsted reported that Hinchingbrooke has a good sixth form, and the overall effectiveness of the school was satisfactory. The report said that the headteacher, Keith Nancekievill, senior staff and governors set a clear direction for the school and its development plan was well-focused, despite a budget deficit and difficulty in recruiting staff in some subjects. It said standards at key stage three were above average, though key stage four was average. However, Year 11 standards had improved since the previous year. The report said that about a quarter of parents responded to the inspection questionnaire with over two thirds very positive about the school. However, there was a significant minority that was concerned about disruptive behaviour in a few lessons - although behaviour seen by inspectors was generally good.