The Crypt School has been judged to be “outstanding” following a full Ofsted inspection on 16th and 17th May 2012. Every judgement is outstanding: achievement; quality of teaching; behaviour and safety of pupils; leadership and management; and the overall effectiveness of the school. Furthermore the School's competitive sport provision was judged to be exceptional in December 2013.
In his report, Jonathan Palk HMI wrote:
• Progress throughout the school is outstanding…. Since the last inspection there has been rapid improvement in the attainment of the most able students, exceeding the demanding targets set for five GCSEs at A* to A grades including English and mathematics. All achieve a minimum of five A* to C grades including English and mathematics. Challenging targets for eight GCSEs at A to *A grades are set and being met.
• Students’ behaviour and commitment to learning in all lessons are exceptional and this has a highly positive effect on their learning. They feel very safe in school…. They look after each other well and ensure everyone is included.
• The school provides many memorable experiences for its students including charitable fund raising, sport, music, art and drama which successfully promote their mature appreciation of spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.
Richard James, Chair of Governors, said:
"The Governing Body are hugely proud of the Headmaster and all the staff of the Crypt School for what is a richly deserved assessment from OFSTED".