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last inspection: February, 2015


  • Leadership and Management: Good
  • Behaviour and safety of pupils: Good
  • Quality of teaching: Good
  • Achievement of pupils: Good

Leaders take the time to listen and respond to the views of students. The head of school credits student opinion as a key driver of school improvement over the last two years. The school council have contributed to decisions over the prefect system, the design of new school uniform and the appointment of staff.

 Leaders at all levels have been determined in their efforts to ensure that all students make good progress, and continually take steps to remedy any underachievement by students. Regular meetings of key staff enable the school to act quickly with extra guidance and support, for example to improve attendance.

There is a close link between the length of time students have spent at Millgate and their improved attitudes towards all aspects of their learning. This was evident in the high levels of motivation displayed by Year 11 students who have been at Millgate for the previous four years. One student told inspectors, ‘Before I came here I used to get angry all the time but now I can control it.’ 

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