Following their recent inspection of the school in April 2024, Ofsted inspectors graded Leventhorpe as "Good" in all areas.

The report (below) recognises many aspects of the school that are incredibly strong.  Students are happy and safe; we are a thriving community with strong relationships between adults and students.  Student issues and concerns are dealt with quickly and effectively. Lessons are calm and purposeful and students engage and achieve well.  

Our sixth form is a significant strength, with students who are overwhelmingly positive about their education and the support they receive around their futures.  Inspectors saw a vibrant and rich extra-curricular provision and excellent opportunities to help our students develop their wider skills and prepare for their futures.  

The provision and support of students with SEN is a strength across the school. Inspectors were highly impressed with our literacy and reading activities, and all of the work that takes place in the Learning Resource Centre to promote a love of reading. 

During the inspection, the lead inspector highlighted our inclusive culture, where students of different backgrounds feel a strong sense of belonging; it is OK to be whoever you are at Leventhorpe.  Student leadership is strong and active, and we should be proud of all of the events and activities that raise awareness and support of local and national charity work.

Chair of Trustees, Siobhan Chester, congratulated staff and students on behalf of the Governors who “worked hard to ensure that the school’s strengths were clearly demonstrated during the inspectors’ visit.”  The Governors believe that the Inspectors' Report “describes a school that offers a strong choice in curriculum and a welcoming and inclusive environment where the young people of Sawbridgeworth can thrive.”

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Ofsted Inspectors' Report April 2024


Ofsted Date  
Ofsted Report 2012 05th Aug 2020 Download
OFSTED Inspection Report 2024 10th May 2024 Download