A MAJOR secondary school serving Ilminster and Crewkerne is ‘delighted’ after landing a good Ofsted report recently.

Inspector Sarah McGinnis arrived at the school on June 26 and carried out a two day inspection of staff, pupils and premises.

The report found that leaders of the school know its strengths and weaknesses and have worked hard to improve the areas identified in the last inspection.

Inspectors praised the school for its broad curriculum which ensured students experience a wide variety of subjects and extra-curricular opportunities.

Headteacher Matthew Gardner said: “This is an important affirmation for us and the whole community.

“One of the most exciting aspects of leading a school is that you always know that there are things to improve. That is what we will continue to do.

“It was encouraging that the inspectors noted in their report that they felt ‘the school is now well placed to move forward positively and with confidence’. We will certainly be doing that.”

Commenting on the report, Wadham School’s chair of governors, Jonathan Morris, said he was pleased that the overall strength of the school had been recognised through the inspection process.

He added: “This is a school which continues to grow and develop as it serves the communities of Ilminster, Crewkerne and surrounding villages.”

The school’s previous Ofsted report was also ‘good’.