Our current Ofsted grading: Good
Our most recent inspection: February 2018
Schools and academies are regularly inspected by Ofsted. On this page you will find a short guide to school inspections and a summary of our latest report. You can also read our full inspection report at https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk.
Information about inspections
Ofsted make judgements on four areas:
- the effectiveness of leadership and management
- the quality of teaching, learning and assessment
- personal development, behaviour and welfare
- outcomes for pupils
Schools are given an overall grade from 1 to 4:
- grade 1 – outstanding
- grade 2 – good
- grade 3 – requires improvement
- grade 4 – inadequate
The grade a school receives determines how frequently the inspectors visit. Good schools normally receive a short inspection every three years.
Ofsted have written a useful guide for parents and carers. You can find the latest version at https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/school-inspections-a-guide-for-parents
Sharing your views about the academy with Ofsted
During an inspection, Ofsted will look at responses to their Parent View online survey at www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.
You can complete this survey at any time during the school year, although during inspections there is an additional comments box you can complete.
What does the academy’s latest report say?:
Ofsted completed a full inspection on 14 February 2018. We were rated as a good school with many features recognised as outstanding.
The academy has “established a clear sense of purpose and direction and a strong work ethic among all leaders who aspire to create a haven for pupils, so they can ‘dream big’ and secure a positive future journey beyond school.”
“Teachers are not afraid to be innovative to ensure that pupils receive the best life chances.”
“The quality of pastoral care in the school and the school’s values of ‘Fairness, Ambition and Respect’ stand out.”
“Attendance figures for the school are exemplary and well above national averages due to the diligent work of leaders. The importance of attendance is echoed across the school along with the high expectations that staff have of their pupils.”
“[T]he school’s profile among the community is high and resources and facilities have an impact on the lives of pupils beyond the school gate.”