Bishop Luffa School was judged by Ofsted to be Outstanding in November 2008.
The school was judged by the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist School team as Excellent in March 2020.
The school has been recognised nationally for its results in 2017 and was found to be among the best performing secondary schools in the country, receiving an award for being in the top 10% of non-selective schools nationally for attainment.
The Gold RE Quality Mark was originally awarded to the school in July 2015 and was awarded again in September 2018 in recognition of its outstanding RE provision and the RE team’s contribution to the wider RE community both locally and nationally. This year just 14 secondary schools nationally were awarded the Gold REQM, and Bishop Luffa is the first Gold award-winner on the South Coast. The REQM celebrates high quality RE that offers pupils authentic experiences and a thought-provoking range of enquiry-based learning styles. It provides them with the chance to explore the big ideas of religion and belief and to think about what matters in their own lives. Good RE supports the development of the whole child.
The School was awarded Artsmark Gold Award in June 2014. Artsmark is Arts Council England’s flagship programme which enables schools and other organisations to evaluate, strengthen and celebrate their arts and cultural provision. It is delivered by Trinity College London and 10 regional Bridge organisations drive participation. Achieving Artsmark Gold status demonstrates that Bishop Luffa has a number of very special qualities. It demonstrates that we:
- have an excellent arts and cultural offer
- are forward thinking and open to development
- are committed to investing in our staff and young people
- are committed to listening to our students and providing opportunities for our community
- have an effective approach to building sustainable relationships with arts and cultural organisations
- value the arts and culture through a broad and balanced curriculum
The School has against been awarded the School Games Gold Mark. The School Games Mark is a Government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community.
Bishop Luffa School achieved Healthy Schools status in 2007 with annual accreditation. The National Healthy Schools Award is about the promotion of well-being amongst all the pupils and staff of the school. This means that we are committed to the following:
- An interesting PSHE (personal, social and health programme) that is relevant to our pupils
- The promotion of healthy eating, both in the curriculum and in the food on sale in the school canteen
- The encouragement of physical activity as a means to a helthier, happier life; this is promoted through a range of extra-curricular clubs, as well as in PE lessons
- A caring and rigorous advice and guidance system which aims to boost pupils’ self-esteem, happiness and educational attainment throughout their time with us
Bishop Luffa School is regularly recognised as an Investor in People. The school was reassessed in March 2016 and in recognition of our continued Investment in People we have been re-awarded the Investor in People status. The Investors in People Standard provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their people. Everyone agrees that people are an organisation’s greatest asset, and we all know that for an organisation to succeed everyone has to perform well. To achieve this, people need the right knowledge, skills and motivation to work efficiently. No matter what the size or type of your organisation, the Investors in People Standard is there to help you improve the way you work. You have to meet the same criteria – or ‘indicators’ – as other organisations, but the Standard recognises that you will meet them in your own way. Investors in People recognises that organisations use different means to achieve success through their people. The Standard does not prescribe any one method, but it provides a framework to help you find the most suitable means for achieving success through your people.