A SCHOOL in Bewdley has maintained its 'good' Ofsted rating following an inspection in September.

After a short visit to The Bewdley School on September 11 and 12, inspectors said "in this school every pupil matters" and were impressed with the positive relationship between pupils and teachers.

A follow-up report said pupils enjoyed going to school and that staff "go the extra mile" to help students with their work.

Inspectors said a strength of the school is the number of trips and activities offered to all pupils, including trips to Iceland and New York and afternoon clubs.

Leaders were found to think carefully about the subjects that pupils follow and teachers were said to plan lessons well.

The report described how the school provided good support and care for pupils with special educational needs, and said that most pupils achieve well at the school.

Pupils were observed to behave well in lessons and bullying was "rare".

Inspectors said governors were committed to the school and its pupils and safeguarding arrangements were described as effective.

Headteacher David Hadley-Pryce said: "We are an inclusive community which values every child and adult. Our aim is to be a school where students love learning and teachers love teaching, through the strength and warmth of their relationships. We are delighted that our inspection report fairly reflects these values."

He added: "The report also highlights the depth, breadth and richness of our curriculum and wider school experience, which are the pillars of a great education.

"We are heartened to see these crucially important facets of school life being properly recognised.”