October 7, 2008

Boys’ School Graded As Outstanding for Third Time

On a shoestring, we have had to make cuts and all sorts of savings.

"But we have not just maintained standards, we have gone forward."

The school has a joint sixth form with Beverley High School for Girls and the sixth form was also described as outstanding by Ofsted.

The boys' school, which has specialist status for engineering, cognition and learning, also works in partnership with Longcroft School and Performing Art College, Beverley.

Mr Goodwin said: "The collaboration between the three excellent schools has been an important element in our achievement.

"Beverley is extremely lucky to have three good non-selective secondary schools.

"I can assure every parent and student we have plans to continue to improve long into the future."

Councillor Penny Peacock, East Riding portfolio holder for schools, said: "To maintain this level is tremendous, but even more so when you consider that historically boys don't perform as well as girls at secondary school.

"This report is fantastic news for the school.

"Staff, students, parents and governors should be rightly proud of what they have achieved."

Beverley Grammar School is holding an open evening on Thursday for the parents of primary school boys looking to transfer to secondary education next September.

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