A SCHOOL which was rated inadequate by Ofsted has had a great turnaround to now be judged good.

The De Montfort School in Evesham which lets "pupils know they are cared for" has been rated good by inspectors in its latest report.

Pupils told inspectors at school in Four Pools Road that bullying is rare and not accepted in school at all.

They added that pupils take pride in their achievements and feel safe and happy in school.

"The atmosphere is calm and orderly, both inside and outside of lessons," the Ofsted said in a report based on an inspection in November.

"Pupils enjoy positive and respectful relationships with the staff.

"The school does much to build pupils' character.

"The importance of 'The TDMS Way' is clear. Staff, students and pupils know what it means to be part of the school."

The Ofsted report showed a rapid turnaround for the school following the previous inspection in 2019, when it was rated 'Inadequate'.

Ruth Allen, headteacher of TDMS, said she is extremely proud of how the school has improved.

"As our pastoral and academic offer has improved, so have our outcomes at all three key stages.

"We are now ranked fourth in the whole of Worcestershire for our progress at GCSE and our SATs and A-level results continue to improve year on year.

"This, combined with our Ofsted report, will hopefully provide our families and the community with the added reassurance that our improvements to date are having a positive impact on our students and their lives moving forward."

Inspectors also praised the school for encouraging pupils to enjoy positive and respectful relationships with the staff and letting them know they are cared for. 

The report said the school has some areas of improvement, including absence rates being too high amongst some groups and assessment not being used effectively in identifying gaps in pupils' learning.

Mrs Allen said: "Achieving a 'good' rating was never, and never will be, our goal.

"Our mission is to ensure that we provide the best possible education for our students.

"We are fiercely proud of all our students and we are excited about the next stages of our school improvement".