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Oftsed Report 2014

OFSTED INSPECTION REPORT

Please find below a link to a copy of our recent OFSTED inspection report.  The inspection took place in September and examined the work of both the primary school and the secondary school.

Please find below a link to a copy of our recent OFSTED inspection report.  The inspection took place in September and examined the work of both the primary school and the secondary school.

There is one judgement overall for the whole Academy and it is that the Academy 'requires improvement'.  This is because it is not yet good in all areas and is connected to GCSE results which, although improving year on year, are not yet at the level we would expect.  We are pleased that the Inspection Team recognised the improvements made over the last three years and with the many positive comments within the report.  However, we remain focussed on achieving further improvements.

The report gives separate judgements for both the Early Years (Nursery and Reception) and the Sixth Form. Both were judged to be good overall because students and pupils are making good progress and achieving well.  The report also describes the work of the primary school overall as good, which is a great achievement only one year after opening.

The report highlights the following strengths:

·         The leadership of the Principal and Headteacher.

·         The integral role that Governors play which positively supports the rate of improvement.

·         The curriculum, which it describes as broad and balanced with a clear moral emphasis that promotes equality.

·         Improving rates of progress throughout the secondary school and including that of disadvantaged students.

·         An accelerating rate of progress for the most able students, which is now in line with national levels.

·         There is good and outstanding teaching across the primary and secondary school at increasing levels.

·         Students and pupils feel safe in all areas of the Academy and safeguarding procedures are consistently implemented.

·         Behaviour around the school and in lessons is good: most students take pride in their appearance and in the presentation of their work.  Behaviour in the sixth form is impressive.

·         Bullying is uncommon and dealt with effectively; students mix well together socially.

·         Improving teaching is resulting in better progress for students and this demonstrates that the academy has the capacity to continue to improve.

There will be further monitoring over the coming year to support us in ensuring that all areas are at least good.  We will let you have copy of the monitoring report after the visit has taken place to keep you informed about further progress.