Following CHS South’s first Ofsted inspection in January 2023, the school has been graded as ‘good’ in all areas.  


A team of 4 Inspectors visited CHS South on Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th January 2023 and judged the Quality of education, Behaviour and attitudes, Personal development, Leadership and management as good.  The full report can be found below or accessed on the official Ofsted website HERE.


Ofsted Report 2023


In the report Inspectors comment that, “CHS South is a welcoming and supportive community. Pupils are proud of their school. Pupils understand the school values of ‘ready, respectful, safe’, and they try hard to follow them in all that they do.”  


They also recognise that “Leaders have high expectations with regard to pupils’ behaviour and achievement, including for those pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).”   


They go on to observe that, “Pupils have positive attitudes to learning. Lessons are rarely disrupted due to inappropriate behaviour. Pupils said that they feel safe in school. They told inspectors that there is always someone who they can talk to if they have a problem.” 


They also acknowledge that, “Pupils benefit from the wide range of clubs that staff provide. They told inspectors that there is something for everyone to try and to enjoy. Pupils cited school drama productions, sport and music opportunities, the pride group and coding and eco clubs as examples of the rich breadth of activities that are on offer.” 


Other observations made in the report include: 

  • “Subject leaders are clear about the essential knowledge that pupils need to learn in their subject curriculums.”  
  • “Teachers have strong subject knowledge. This helps them to explain concepts clearly to pupils.” 
  • “Teachers check pupils’ understanding regularly in lessons. This helps them to quickly identify and address any misconceptions that pupils may develop."
  • “Teachers ensure that pupils with SEND are well supported in class. This helps these pupils to learn more as they move through the school.”  
  • “Pupils in all year groups read regularly. This helps them to become more confident readers. Leaders quickly identify any pupils who find reading difficult. Skilled staff provide effective support for this group of pupils.”  
  • “Staff enjoy working at the school. Leaders take positive action to support the workload and well-being of staff.”  


Headteacher, David Prophet said, “We have been waiting for this moment since we opened CHS South in conjunction with our sister school, Chorlton High School in September 2018.  I am delighted that the efforts & achievements of our children, staff and our families have been recognised and validated through the words of this report.  I feel very proud of our community.” 


Manchester City Council Director of Education, Amanda Corcoran said, “This is a much deserved public recognition of the work of everyone associated with CHS South. The impact of your work in the school and in the community is a cause for celebration for us all.” 


Ofsted Pre-registration Inspection Report 2018

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