A west Suffolk secondary school that was previously told it needed to make changes has 'improved considerably' according to the education watchdog. 

Sybil Andrews Academy on the Moreton Hall estate was inspected by Ofsted on October 11 and 12 and given a 'good' overall rating, as well as 'good' grades in each inspection category. 

The secondary school, which is run by Unity Schools Partnership trust, was told it required improvement in 2019. 

During the recent inspection, which was published on Thursday, November 23, inspectors found pupils studied a broad curriculum which prepares them well for future study or work. 

They found pupils' behaviour had improved and they respected staff and each other, and knew that discrimination was not accepted. 

Pupils were described as 'well cared for' and inspectors said they were encouraged to take part in clubs and activities in school, such as the gardening and sustainability club or sports.

They also said the needs of SEND pupils were identified accurately and teachers use information about how best to support SEND pupils increasingly well. 

Highlighting future improvements, inspectors said teachers do not always check pupils understand what they have been taught, and some pupils do not always meet the school's high expectations for behaviour.

In the Ofsted report the inspectors said: "The school has improved considerably since the previous inspection.

"Trust and school leaders have a clear vision for ensuring that the school continues to improve.

"They have a precise knowledge about what the school is already doing well and the actions it needs to take to become even better."

Executive headteacher Kevin Blakey and head of school Joe Pointon said: “As a school, we are delighted with the outcome of the inspection where the overall effectiveness of Sybil Andrews was seen to be Good.

“In all four areas, the school was judged to be Good. But in particular, I am delighted that the quality of education was deemed to be good.

“The report states that ‘the school has improved significantly since the last inspection’. Our aim is to continue that trajectory as we move forward over the coming months and years.”

Ofsted typically inspect 'good' schools every four years, or at any time if there are concerns. 

They usually give a working day's notice before any inspection, but they can also inspect schools without notice.