The achievement of pupils at St Ivo School has “risen sharply”, according to its latest Ofsted report.

Carried out in July, the inspection showed the school performed well across all categories, and that students’ progress from their starting point is now “above average”.

Overall, the school was rated ‘good’ by inspectors.

Led by Adrian Lyons, the report said the quality of teaching had improved since the last inspection, with a development programme for staff, an increase in homework assignments, and regular feedback to pupils contributing to the success.

The inspection also noted pupils’ “strong” spiritual, moral, social and cultural development”, and that the “culture of the school is one where relationships between pupils, and between staff and pupils, are very positive and constructive”.

Altogether, the secondary school was assessed on the effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, outcomes for pupils, and the school’s 16 to 19 study programmes.

It also noted that sixth form students felt supported by teachers and that careers advice and guidance is “wide ranging”.

Sam Griffin, head teacher, said: “I am highly delighted with the outcome of this inspection which clearly reflects the improvements made to the school.

“I would like to thank all those who have made this possible, staff, students, parents and governors. We are now looking forward to the next stage in the school’s journey to become the outstanding place of education we know it can be.”