Staff and students at The Petersfield School have been given an outstanding send-off for the upcoming summer holidays by Ofsted inspectors.

The school has received the perfect end-of-term report card having been rated ‘Outstanding’ in all categories following a rigorous two-day inspection.

It’s one of just two secondary schools in Hampshire to get the top rating with TPS making light work of tougher inspection guidelines.

Inspectors were impressed with the school’s strong sense of community, the pride shown by staff and pupils to be part of “Team TPS” and the behaviour of students and their personal growth.

They also noted the school’s high academic achievement, its wide range of extra-curricular opportunities and a strong leadership which focuses on student achievement and enjoyment.

 “It is fantastic to have Ofsted confirm that TPS continues to be an outstanding school in every category, and this reflects the hard work and dedication of both our school community and from colleagues within the wider family of schools,” said Mark Marande, TPS headteacher.

“We are incredibly proud of this judgement and the students, staff, governors and parents spoke to the inspectors with real passion and pride about their school.”

“As chair of governors, I speak for all of my colleagues when I state that we are consistently impressed by the pupils’ positive attitude and the staff’s unwavering commitment to continuous improvement across all areas of the school,” said Mike Robinson.

“The Ofsted inspection has validated what we have long believed: TPS is a remarkable and truly outstanding institution. Congratulations to everyone involved for effectively conveying their passion, dedication, and expertise.”

Neil Strowger, trust leader at Bohunt Education Trust, added, “I am thrilled – though not surprised – by this outstanding judgement, which celebrates and epitomises the high expectations and depth of collaboration across our family of schools.”