Ofsted 2015

Bedlingtonshire Community High School was inspected by Ofsted on 21 and 22 January 2015, the full report can be found in the Ofsted section of the website or by clicking on the link below.

Full Ofsted Report 21 Jan 2015

The school will place it’s meeting minutes on this page. We will also place all other documentation, along with dates of future meetings on here so please keep checking this page for updates.


Parental meeting for our parents 9/3/15 and for prospective parents 17/3/15

We held an open forum meeting for the parents of our current students and another for prospective parents from students in our feeder schools. At both events it was encouraging to see such a positive turn out. Talks from the head, chair of governors and a representative from the local authority showed the parents what the plans are for moving the school forward and parents were able to ask any questions they had.

Whilst a number of difficult questions were asked, we hope they were answered as honestly as possible and it was encouraging to hear the vocal support of the parents for the school. It was also gratifying to hear the local authority say they had faith in the leadership of the school and had no plans to close the school.


Monitoring Inspection on 16 April 2015

Ofsted carried out their first termly monitoring visit at our school on 16 April 2015. Following the visit, the following judgements were made:

  • The school’s action plan is fit for purpose.
  • The local authority’s statement of action is fit for purpose.

The full letter released form Ofsted, along with our letter from the school can be downloaded below:

BCHS Monitoring Visit Ofsted Letter 17 April 2015
BCHS Monitoring Visit BCHS Letter 6 May 2015


Parental update meeting on 15 September 2015

On Tuesday 15th September, BCHS opened its doors to update parents on the progress the school has made since this years OFSTED report.

Head teacher Steven Griffiths talked through a number of topics including our GCSE summer results, comparing them nationally and against last year’s figures. He then highlighted improvements in the results, predominantly in English and the changes in school that had influenced them. Steven finished by discussing our 6th form A-Level results and listing further improvements we are working on.

Following this, a discussion about the HMI process took place giving parents an opportunity to raise any questions.