Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Ofsted

We are delighted to say that we are an Ofsted 'Good' Academy!

The principal and her leadership team have an uncompromising ambition for the school. Their strong leadership has led to much better teaching, improved behaviour and more rapid progress for pupils.
Ofsted, 2018

Following our Ofsted inspection in January 2018, the Academy has improved and is now a 'Good' school. 

When Ofsted inspected the Academy they found:

  • Staff share the leaders’ vision and are justifiably proud of the improvements they are making in their school.
  • Middle leaders are an emerging strength of the school. Like senior leaders, they are highly ambitious for their pupils. They use progress data effectively to pinpoint underachievement and put into place effective support.
  • Oasis Community Learning provides highly effective support and challenge to the school. Leaders benefit greatly from their contact with trust staff and the strong links with other schools in the trust.
  • Governors know the school well and are clear about what more needs to be done. As a result of an intensive programme of training, governors now feel more confident to challenge leaders and are asking more probing questions.
  • Teaching is now good overall and the progress made by pupils has accelerated considerably over the last year, especially in key stage 4. Leaders are not complacent, however, and they continue to take effective action to eradicate weaker teaching.

A full copy of Ofsted's Inspection Report can be viewed and downloaded here. 

To see a full list of previous inspections along with our current report, please visit the Ofsted website

For more information about why Ofsted inspections take place and what happens during these visits please click here: School Inspections - A Guide for Parents updated 1st September 2019.

Please see this link for the Ofsted handbook.