Dear Parents/Carers & Students

Please find on the school website a copy of the inspection report following the Ofsted visit to Helsby High School on 4 & 5 February 2014.  This is also published on the Ofsted website.

I am delighted that the Ofsted team have, rightly, recognised many of our key strengths.  They have confirmed, what I am sure we all know, that Helsby High School is a “good” school.  I know that they were impressed by numerous aspects of the school, many of which they could not include in the brief report (which they are required to publish).

I would like to thank students for the very positive impact they made on the inspection team during the visit.  This was no surprise and is typical of the very positive feedback we continually receive about our young people from visitors to the school.  I would also like to thank staff for their continuing hard work and Governors for their support and challenge to the school.

The inspection team have produced a report which reads well and celebrates some of the very many positive features of our school.  It also provides constructive confirmation that they agree with our self evaluations and key priorities to improve even further.

Paper copies of the report can be made available for any parent who wishes to ask their child to collect one.

I would like to thank you for all of your continuing help and support.

Best wishes

John Dowler


Please click here for the Ofsted Inspection Report. Ofsted inspection report

Oftsed website