A SCHOOL in Salisbury has been found to have made big improvements across all areas following a visit by inspectors from Ofsted.

The inspectors praised staff and students at Wyvern College for the standards at the school and upped its rating from satisfactory to good.

The report said: “Students’ results at the end of Year 11 have improved steadily over the last four years. Last year, they were the highest they have ever been and were significantly above the government floor standards.”

The inspection was carried out over two days in November and the team of inspectors also praised the quality of teaching, the behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management of the school.

The report said teaching was good, and in some areas outstanding, with students finding teachers “supportive, approachable and helpful”. Teachers have high expectations for the boys, which engages them and encourages them to do well.

The inspectors also noticed students’ progress is checked very regularly and those not making the progress they should get help quickly. The report praised the school’s governors for being “strong and well-informed”.

And said: “Since the last inspection, the headteacher has driven improvement by his determination to create a school which is well respected by the community and of which staff and students are proud to be members.

“As a result, students’ aspirations have risen and there are very low numbers not in education, employment or training on leaving the school.”

Headteacher Chris Tomes said: “I am delighted the report celebrates the significant achievements Wyvern College has made in recent years.

"It was a great moment to share our good news with the students, staff and parents and thank them for their commitment and dedication. Our focus is now on making Wyvern an outstanding school.”