Long Field and John Ferneley both 'good' say OFSTED
By melton_mark | Friday, January 21, 2011, 23:03
John Ferneley College and Long Field School have both been rated 'good' following OFSTED inspections. These inspections are the first since the reorganisation of secondary education in Melton Mowbray, which concludes with the closure of King Edward 7th School in the summer.
Long Field School including the new Hampson Centre
John Ferneley College in its new building
John Ferneley, which moved into its new purpose built premises last year, is now officially rated as 'good with outstanding features' - up from 'good' on its previous inspection. This has been achieved during a period of transformation from a middle school with around 500 pupils, to a specialist Business and Enterprise College with 1,000 pupils, and delivering GCSE's for the first time.
The transformation looks set to continue, with building work due to start shortly on a new 'Enrichment Centre' which will provide additional space and facilities.
Long Field, which has also changed from a middle school to a secondary school delivering GCSE's, is now officially rated as 'good' - improving on its previous 'satisfactory' rating. The school has also doubled in size from 400 to 800 pupils, and the building has been extended with the new Hampson Centre - named after inspirational former pupil Matt Hampson who was paralysed from the neck down whilst training with the England under 21 rugby team.
Are you a parent or prospective parent of children at John Ferneley or Long Field? Did the inspectors get it right?
Now the dust is beginning to settle, has the reorganisation helped improve secondary education in the town?