ST Laurence School in Bradford on Avon has received a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted following a visit from the education regulators in June.

Two Ofsted inspectors, Andrew Lovett and Sheila Crew, visited the secondary school on 20 June and met with senior leaders, staff, governors and pupils. The visit was the first short inspection carried out since the school was judged to be Good in February 2013.

In a letter to head teacher, Fergus Stewart, Mr Lovett said the school continues to be Good, adding: “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.

“Under your leadership, the school continues to flourish. Your approach to leadership is characterised by careful reflection. You have been successful in improving the school because you have been very honest and direct with yourself and with others in identifying areas of weakness.

“As a result, you have been able to address these weaknesses and improve them. This approach has united senior leaders and staff in common cause behind you. Governors are effective in holding leaders to account. They have the same transparent and self-critical approach that pervades the rest of the school.”

Mr Stewart said: “We are very pleased that St Laurence School’s rating as a ‘Good’ school has been confirmed. Our whole school community can be proud of this inspection outcome, as we continue to work together to make St Laurence as good a school as it can be for all our young people."

The Ofsted report said the school had “responded very well” to the last inspection report asking senior leaders to further improve the quality of teaching.

The next steps for the school are to continue to raise the quality of teaching so that lower prior attaining pupils can maximise their potential, and to continue to address variations in outcomes and quality of teaching between subjects so that pupils achieve as well in all subjects as they do in the best.

The inspectors took into account 140 responses to the Ofsted online survey, Parent View, 186 written comments by parents and responses to questionnaires completed by 284 pupils and 92 staff.