School celebrates Ofsted marks

STUDENTS at Chantry High School have got plenty to smile about.Not only are they celebrating an encouraging Ofsted report but the school has also announced the arrival of a new Head Teacher for the start of the school year.

STUDENTS at Chantry High School have got plenty to smile about.

Not only are they celebrating an encouraging Ofsted report but the school has also announced the arrival of a new Head Teacher for the start of the school year.

Andrew Fell will be ushered in as the new Head in September and is looking forward to taking the helm.

The latest league tables placed Chantry as the best school in Ipswich and fifth in Suffolk for adding value to pupils in terms of academic achievement.

The recent Ofsted inspection said that Chantry is a good school with some outstanding features.

Mr Fell said: “We're very proud of the school and its successes. Being fifth in Suffolk is no mean achievement. We want the parents to be partners in the success and working closely with primary schools will help that.

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“It's a hugely exciting time with the opening of the SWISS Centre. Our main focus now is to sustain, improve and continue to move the school from good to outstanding. The other big area of development is to make the people of Ipswich know what's going on here.”

Anne Rickwood will make way for Mr Fell, who is currently fulfilling his role as acting head teacher.

Mrs Rickwood will carry on working as joint programme director at the SWISS Centre.

She said: “We've always been a good school but in the last 10 years academic standards have really gone up. We are adding more value to the pupils than any other school in the area.”