Twelve outstanding secondary schools - Excelling against the odds

24 Feb 2009 Ofsted

Ref: 080240

Why do some schools succeed brilliantly against all the odds while others in more favourable circumstances struggle?

This report provides some evidence-based answers to this question. It draws from the practice, experience and ambition of 12 consistently outstanding schools to identify how they:

  • achieved excellence

  • sustain excellence

  • share excellence.

The report is available as a single PDF and seven section PDFs.

Users of these materials should note that the effectiveness of the schools identified may change over time, and should refer to the latest inspection reports on the Ofsted website for the most recent assessment of performance.

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File name File type File size
pdf Twelve outstanding secondary schools.pdf pdf 919.02 KB
pdf 12oss_1_covertoforeword.pdf pdf 239.78 KB
pdf 12oss_2_characteristics.pdf pdf 157.68 KB
pdf 12oss_3_achievingexcellence.pdf pdf 226.27 KB
pdf 12oss_4_sustainingexcellence.pdf pdf 224.39 KB
pdf 12oss_5_sharingexcellence.pdf pdf 126.78 KB
pdf 12oss_6_theoustandingschools.pdf pdf 197.63 KB
pdf 12oss_7_furtherreading.pdf pdf 125.28 KB

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