Ofsted report

A good school with many outstanding features

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What the report says:

“There is an extremely positive culture for learning in which all staff set high expectations for students’ behaviour and achievement."

“Students show pride in the academy. They commit fully to the academy’s core principles of ‘fairness, ambition and respect’.”

Ofsted completed a full inspection on November 5-6 2014. We were rated as a good school with many features rated outstanding, 

The inspectors were impressed with the journey the academy has taken since the last inspection in early 2013. They say, “The academy has been transformed. It has raised aspiration for the local community and improved the lives of students. There is a very strong capacity to continue this improvement.”

Key points:

The following areas were mentioned as outstanding:

  • Leadership of the academy
  • Ensuring students attend and are kept safe and secure
  • Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
  • The quality of information, advice and guidance given to students about their choice of courses and career options