Christ the King’s leaders are welcoming comments from inspectors after a monitoring visit to the school.

As Isle of Wight Radio previously reported, it was judged to be inadequate in October.

During a monitoring visit in March, Ofsted found the school had been taking ‘effective action’ against ‘serious weaknesses’.

Responding, Interim Executive Principal Matthew Quinn said,

“I am delighted with the progress made so far, we welcome the endorsement from Ofsted. Many of our students and parents have commented positively on the changes made within the college, this external view will give all the confidence and reassurance that the school is
moving in the right direction.

“I’d like to give my personal thanks to all my colleagues in school and the local authority who have worked so hard to enable us to make these measurable and rapid improvements. However, we acknowledge there is more to do and look forward to continuing this improvement in the months come.”

Head of School Nora Ward, who has been in the role since the beginning of the academic year, said:

“The report indicates that the standards have improved markedly since the previous visit in June. This is as a result of the hard work of both staff and students and the ongoing support and challenge of parents for which I am very grateful.

“This September the college moves into new purpose built facilities on Wellington Road which will bring a number of new and exciting opportunities for students as they move into purpose built state of the art facilities.”