The most recent full OFSTED report was carried out on September 12th 2006 in accordance with section 5 of the Education Act 2005. A further interim survey was carried out in 2010. Both inspections saw the school marked the overall effectiveness of the school as Grade 1, or Outstanding.
Lickey End School is an outstanding school that successfully combines the achievement of exceptionally high academic standards with warmth, compassion, care and a great deal of fun.
The school judged itself to be good rather than outstanding; this reticent view reflects the school's critical approach to its work and its very rigorous self evaluation.
Parents are very pleased with what the school offers. One parent commented, "This is an excellent school that delivers a first class education."