Leek High School


Since the appointment of the Headteacher, John Spencer, Leek High School has been on a rapid upward trajectory of improvement.

Ofsted Inspection Report – 2011

This is a good school. The school’s inclusive ethos ensures that all students are able to play their part in the caring and supportive environment, enabling them to feel safe and achieve well. Rising achievement in English and mathematics has enhanced the school’s work in promoting aspiration and securing improvement.

The leadership of the headteacher and the restructuring of the leadership team have resulted in good improvement in students’ progress and achievement over the last academic year. This reflects the school’s good capacity for sustained improvement.

A particular strength of the school is the good quality of care, guidance and support.

A real strength of the school is its excellent pastoral care. The very caring ethos of working with the students and their families permeates all elements of the school’s work.

Ofsted Reduced Tariff Inspection Report– 2009

Leek High Specialist Technology School is a good school where individual care and support enable students to achieve well. This is an inclusive school where the personal development and well-being of students is given high priority. The school has worked very effectively to improve behaviour in lessons and around school and it is now good.

Achievement and standards are good overall.  Standards at the end of Key Stage 4 have continued to rise and the percentage of students obtaining five A* to C grades at GCSE has risen from 44% in 2006 to 63% in 2008. The percentage of students also obtaining an A* to C grade in English and mathematics has increased significantly to be above the national average. All students leave school with a qualification and this prepares them well for future education, employment or training. The proportion of students achieving an A* to A grade is improving. There are no significant variations between groups of students.