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Regent High School rated ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors

Headteacher Gary Moore praised for his 'vision' at rebranded school

09 March, 2018 — By Tom Foot

Headteacher Gary Moore

A SECONDARY school that changed building and rebranded with a new name has maintained its “good” rating from Ofsted.

Regent High School in Somers Town, formerly South Camden Community School, has passed its inspection by the education inspector. A report said standards had dipped during the upheaval of the construction of the £25million new school in 2012 but was now firmly back on track.

The report praised headteacher Gary Moore for his “vision, drive and determination” since being appointed in 2016 and had created “an inclusive school with a culture of high expectations for all”.

Mr Moore said: “I am delighted with this exceptional report, and am proud that the inspectors were able to identify so many strengths about Regent High School. I would like to extend my thanks to the students, staff, parents / carers and partners who each contributed to this result, and who will support us as we continue our journey to achieve a judgment of ‘outstanding’ in three years’ time.”

The report said the school “was calm and pupils were well behaved” while recommending that something be done about attendance levels going beneath acceptable levels.

Chair of governors Vivienne Porritt said: “Thanks to our partnership with parents and carers, also, for supporting our aspirations and ambition.”

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