A report published by OFSTED this week states that steady progress is being made by staff at Kirk Hallam Community, Technology and Sports College.
The inspectors’ visit, which took place on March 4 and 5, rated the school as “requires improvement.”
During the inspection, which came as a result of OFSTED’s analysis of last year’s GCSE results, five inspectors saw no inadequate teaching or poor behaviour.
The team judged teaching in sixth form to be good and the safety of students in the college as good.
Principal of the College Peter Hamer said: “Of course we are disappointed that the judgment is ‘requires improvement’ rather than good, but this must be seen against the background of the ever more challenging criteria OFSTED use while inspecting.”
He added: “There is however, much to celebrate about the college and the report did have a number of positive things to say.”