A SCHOOL told to improve three years ago has now been rated Good by inspectors.

Peacehaven Community School has been described as ‘rapidly improving’ by an Ofsted team.

It follows a record set of Year 11 GCSE results in August.

The school has been supported by an interim executive board and Swale Academies Trust since the disappointing 2015 Ofsted.

Executive Head Teacher Derek Trimmer said he was delighted.

He said: “The Ofsted inspectors acknowledged the effective partnership between the school, the IEB and Swale.

“Swale’s aim is to effectively support and challenge leaders and I have been working closely with the school to achieve this.

“We have ensured that the school’s leaders benefit from the wider expertise within the Trust.

“We have successfully recruited, developed and retained high-quality leaders, teachers and other staff.

“Being part of a wider network of secondary schools has enabled leaders and teachers to improve their skills.”

Penny Gaunt, chair of the IEB, said: “I am pleased that Ofsted recognised the significant improvements to the quality of provision and the good progress pupils now make with their learning.”

The report said better teaching over the past two years has meant outcomes have improved.

Overall, pupils are making good progress.

Youngsters with special educational needs and/or disabilities are also doing well.

Inspectors said the atmosphere in the school had been transformed by staff through the raising of expectations of behaviour.

There has been a significant improvement of pupils’ behaviour.