A SECONDARY school has been judged as good in their latest report, as the headteacher and leadership team have been ‘highly effective’ in improving the school since it became an Academy.

The headteacher and the leadership team at The Brakenhale School in Bracknell have received praise after students’ achievements ‘rise rapidly’ across areas of the curriculum.

The school became part of an Academy in 2015 after previously being rated as needing improvement in a 2014 report.

Jane Coley, Headteacher at the Brakenhale School, said: “This is an incredible achievement particularly in such a short space of time.

"It is an absolute testament to the hard work and dedication of staff, students, parents and governors and everyone involved with the school should feel incredibly proud of the result.

“Our school’s journey now continues, we will never be complacent and will always look to improve, to be even better than we already are.”

The latest Ofsted inspection rated three categories as outstanding, including effectiveness of leadership and management, personal development and behaviour welfare and 16 to 19 study programmes.

Karen Roche, Chair of the Governing Body, added: “The inspection report and the judgements stated within it are a true reflection of the transformed Brakenhale School.

“It is a privilege to lead a team of effective governors in supporting the school’s headteacher and senior leaders to move the school from a low starting point a few years ago.

“I am thrilled for all members of the school community, especially the parents and pupils who can now be proud to say that they go to a good school.”

Teachers at the school were also given credit as they ‘challenge pupils’ and use ‘resources creatively’ another huge area of achievement for the Academy.

Will Smith, CEO of the Greenshaw Learning Trust, said: “We are thrilled for the whole Brakenhale School community.

“The report is further evidence of the impact of the hard work of all staff, pupils, governors and the support from the Greenshaw Learning Trust.”