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Thursday, 7 March 2013

Ofsted judge Lilian Baylis outstanding in all areas

Lilian Baylis Technology School has just been graded as outstanding in all aspects by OfSTED. The report details how the school has been graded as outstanding for achievement, teaching, behaviour and leadership. No other secondary school in Lambeth has achieved this and Lilian Baylis Technology School is one of only two schools in London to achieve this since the new harder Ofsted inspection process was introduced in September 2012.

Over the last 10 years Lilian Baylis Technology School has been transformed. Once considered a failing school it has now proven itself against the most stringent Ofsted framework yet. The school now joins the elite 10% of secondary schools nationally to be graded as outstanding in all areas.

Headteacher Gary Phillips stated ‘this confirms what our parents have known for many years. Lilian Baylis Technology School is a great school that ensures, as the report states, that its students make exceptional progress from their starting points. Students come to Lilian Baylis Technology School and go onto the best universities to study Medicine, Law and Accountancy whilst others go onto great apprenticeships in Engineering or Business. Lilian Baylis does what it says at the front of the school. It transforms the life chances of all its students'.

Chair of Governors, Teresa Clay, stated, ‘I am so proud of all that our students, parents and staff have achieved. They are Lambeth's hidden heroes. They have collectively transformed a once failing school into one of only 2 across all of London with a perfect OfSTED. We will not be resting on this. The Governors and Head are determined that results will continue to rise and that our fantastic new 6th form which is already one of the largest in Lambeth further expands'.

Local councillor Mark Harrison said, 'This is is an incredible achievement for Gary, his team, and the students at Lilian Baylis. It's a truly outstanding school which does amazing work for the students who attend. In Lambeth we should celebrate the fact that the standard of our schools is so high.'

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