“WE’RE one of the most diverse schools in the city – and that’s our strength.”

Head teacher of Cantell School Harry Kutty has been in the post for two years now and is celebrating the latest Ofsted result.

Inspectors in September said the school "continues to be good", and that “pupils are proud of their school”.

They added that Mr Kutty provides "strong and determined leadership aimed at ensuring high-quality education for every pupil regardless of their ability or circumstance". 

And they said he is "tenacious in his pursuit of excellence" and that there is "a caring and stimulating ethos in the school, which enables pupils to make strong progress and achieve well".

But now Mr Kutty has turned his attention to providing a “huge range” of more than 80 extra curricular clubs to pique the children’s interest in all and sundry.

From table tennis to girls’ rugby, business to origami there’s something for every taste.

Mr Kutty said: “It’s not just about academic performance but the children need to be safe and comfortable and I want school to be the most memorable moments of their lives. I want them to be ambitious, determined and to have resilience”.

And the clubs are aptly named ‘horizons’ after a school trip to climb MOunt Kilimanjaro in 2010, when the group also helped out in the community. This year’s World Challenge will see them jet off to Costa Rica. But it’s not just about far-flung communities – the school has an active group who help clean up the streets around school.