Ofsted Report

Our current Ofsted grading: GOOD
with many features recognised as outstanding.

February 2018

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 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 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.

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.”

Ofsted 2018

“Teachers are not afraid to be innovative to ensure that pupils receive the best life chances.”

Ofsted 2018

“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.”

Ofsted 2018

“[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.”

Ofsted 2018