A SECONDARY school has maintained its "good" reputation after its latest inspection by the education watchdog.

Toynbee School, in Chandler’s Ford, has been visited by Ofsted inspectors for the first time since October 2015.

During their visit inspectors found the school had continued to maintain its standards and rated the school as ‘good’ overall.

Inspector Anne Turner found the leadership has created a “caring and stimulating” ethos in the school which means pupils can make strong progress and achieve well.

She also praised the school for its highly effective leadership team and the school for its work promoting pupils’ well-being and personal development, including their mental health.

The inspector said: “Morale is high at Toynbee School and everyone shares the determination to provide the best for each pupil.”

The report added that at the time of the last inspection Toynbee was asked to secure high standards of behaviour for all pupils.

This year’s report shows that pupils are kind and respectful towards each other and their teachers and that pupils are proud of their school.

During the last inspection, Toynbee which has 1,500 pupils, was asked to deepen pupils’ understanding of diversity and equalities.

In response, they have since developed activities in lessons and during personal and learning development days which address all aspects of personal, social and health education.

As a result, pupils understand that society is made up of people of different backgrounds, faiths and ethnicity and that it is important to show respect and kindness to all.

Responses from parents showed that 98% said they would recommend the school to others and 97% said their child feels safe there.

Headteacher Matthew Longden, said:

“We are thrilled with the report which really does reflect this unique and thriving school in Chandler’s Ford.

“I and the whole team here are immensely proud of the report but, more importantly, our school and its community.

“I think it is fitting to say thank you to our wonderful students who were an absolute credit.”