In October 2021, we were graded a ‘Good’ school.
This was the first routine inspection of the school since 2014, and this is the first time in the history of the school that it has been judged as ‘Good’. Inspectors met with the Headteacher, the senior leadership team, middle leaders and a range of teaching and support staff, as well as the students. An inspector spoke with the chief executive officer of the multi-academy trust, the local governing a representative of the local authority and The Director of Education for Diocese of Chester.
The report states: “Pupils are immensely proud of their school. They value the sense of belonging that they feel in this tight-knit community. Many pupils told inspectors that they feel part of the ‘Boteler’ family. The school community celebrates diversity. Pupils said that the school is a safe space where they can grow, free to be themselves. They are happy.”
“The school has been on an incredible journey since it was placed in Special Measures in 2014,” said Headteacher Mrs Scott-Herron. “I remember standing in front of the parents and carers (as I had only just been appointed) and promised them that we would get the school to ‘Good’. That moment has never left me. Our young people have always been our priority and remain so. Our moral purpose and vision and values have remained steadfast. We do what we do because it is the right thing to do to improve life chances, and we will continue to go above and beyond. The love, care and compassion has not changed, and never will.
“I am extremely proud of all my staff and we have been able to achieve this wonderful report because we work consistently as a team. Everyone in the organisation is as important as each other and we have all had a role to play. We love our jobs and we love being at Sir Thomas Boteler Church of England High School. It is a pleasure to educate the young people of tomorrow and to play a small part in their success.
“We are really excited about the future of the school. I really do have the best job in the world.”
You can read the full report by clicking here.
Click here for Ofsted Parent View.
You may wish to visit our Ethos page to read our SIAMS report, 2017.