AVONBOURNE Boys’ Academy in Bournemouth is celebrating being ranked ‘outstanding’ following its latest OFSTED inspection.

Inspectors were impressed by the ‘exceptional education’ offered at the school and gave the highest possible ranking in every category.

In the inspector’s report, students were described as ‘very proud’ to attend the school, where they ‘relish the opportunity to learn'.

The school on Harewood Avenue was additionally praised for its broad enrichment programme, including well-planned trips and visits to universities.

Alongside the encouraging impression left by the students, staff members were said to be ‘experts in their subjects’ and ‘very proud to work at the school’.

This ‘outstanding’ judgement follows a similarly encouraging Ofsted inspection at Avonbourne Girls’ Academy that was done last summer. 

Michelle Dyer, principal at Avonbourne Boys’ Academy, said: “We are incredibly pleased that our school has been recognised as ‘outstanding’.

“It is especially gratifying that the inspectors have recognised the efforts made by all members of the school community to foster a highly supportive and flourishing place to learn.”

Ben Antell, director of secondary academies for United Learning, added: “This is a significant outcome and reflects the high-quality educational opportunities available at the school and is a testament to the hard work of everyone across the school.

“I would like to congratulate the entire academy community on this superb achievement and thank the staff for their unwavering commitment to students.”