We at Theale Green School are celebrating some extremely Good news after receiving excellent marks following an Ofsted inspection. 

Our fabulous school and sixth form has been awarded a Good rating in all areas following its inspection on 4 and 5 May 2022. This grading highlights the rapid and robust transformation of the school since its previous inspection in May 2017, where it received a ‘Requires Improvement’ rating, following previous poor inspections since 2010. All of this has been achieved despite the additional challenges of the Covid pandemic.

Inspectors were especially impressed with the school’s leadership, curriculum and extremely effective pastoral support, saying:

  • ‘Leaders have worked with determination to raise the school profile in the community. Improvements in the curriculum, increasing numbers taking the English Baccalaureate (EBacc) and a significant rise in the school roll are testimony to their success.’
  • ‘Parents, staff and pupils are incredibly positive about school leadership. Staff feel that their workload is supported well. They say that they are proud to work at the school. They have every reason to be proud.’
  • The report goes on to praise the ambitious curriculum, strong subject knowledge of teachers, the thriving sixth form and the strong focus on health, welfare and wellbeing for students.

Headteacher Joanna Halliday

Joanna Halliday, who has been Headteacher of Theale Green School since September 2018, said: “We are a community school in every sense and this inspection is a reflection of the strength of the relationships and networks we have built within our community, our Trust and the wider world. I am so incredibly proud of the students and the staff at Theale Green School. We have developed a culture, which is reflected brilliantly in the report, from which we can continue to grow and develop. This September will see 750 students starting at Theale Green School, and with this continued growth in the number of students joining us, we now look forward to the development of our Student Support Centre, our Well Being Garden and continued growth of our curriculum.”

Paul Emberlin, Chair of Local Governing Committee, said: “The Governors and I are hugely proud of the school’s achievements. This inspection clearly evidences the amazing progress the school has made and the hugely positive influence and impact the school has on its pupils, and wider Theale community. The staff, students, and wider Theale community all have a school of which they can be proud.”

Joanne Harper, CEO of Activate Learning Education Trust, of which Theale Green School is part of, said: This is a fantastic achievement for Theale Green School. The community has a school it can be proud of; one that has placed relationships at the heart of its improvement journey, which results in a school that genuinely cares about every individual – students, staff, parents and wider community stakeholders. Activate Learning Education Trust (ALET), is enormously proud of the school, its governors, leaders, staff and students”.

The full Ofsted report can be found here