A Bromley secondary school where pupils are “well prepared” for their futures has been rated as good by Ofsted in its latest report.

The Ravensbourne School, based on Hayes Lane, was inspected last on January 23 and 24, 2024.

The inspection report was then published on March 5.

Inspectors found that the school has undergone “a period of rapid change” and that “decisive action” has been taken to make sure pupils feel safe and motivated.

Throughout the school, pupils were found to be welcoming and respectful and they enjoy coming to school.

Ofsted’s report described it as “a positive place in which to work and learn”.

Students in the sixth form were found to benefit from lots of support and guidance to help them make the right choices for the next steps of their futures.

Inspectors said that they leave school “well prepared” for the next stage of education, employment or training.

They are found to have been taught a lot about a wide range of careers and options available to them through the school’s personal, social, health and economic curriculum.

An enrichment programme supports children through making decisions about the future and their finances, Ofsted said.

Inspectors added that pupils are calm and work hard.

They reportedly understand and value differences amongst people and they are encouraged to stay both physically and mentally healthy.

Lots of clubs were found to be available and all Year 10 and Year 12 pupils do work experience.

Ofsted reported that the school’s curriculum is ambitious and that an increasing number of pupils are choosing to study the English Baccalaureate subjects at GCSE level, including a modern foreign language.

Reading is regularly encouraged, inspectors found, and leaders make sure that pupils are reading books that reflect their interests so that they are motivated and “their love of reading is fostered”.

The Ravensbourne School was found to have introduced checks in lessons to make sure pupils have learned the curriculum they have been taught.

But, inspectors added that there are times pupil’s misconceptions are not picked up on or check whether pupils have fully understood what they are being taught.

As a result, Ofsted reported that “some pupils are not as well prepared for the next steps in their learning as they could be”.

There are effective systems found to be in place to identify the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), Ofsted reported.

However, sometimes inspectors found that teaching is not “routinely well adjusted” to meet the specific needs of individual children.

School rules and routines were found to be clear and as a result, followed by pupils.

Headteacher of the school, Mark Ridley, said: "This judgement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our entire school community.

"We remain committed to providing a nurturing and stimulating environment where every student can achieve their full potential."