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Ofsted Reports

Ofsted Inspection Reports

The Academy was inspected by Ofsted in June 2013. Ofsted rated the Academy as Good across all of the four inspected areas, leading to an overall effectiveness of Good. The four key areas that formed the inspection were Achievement of pupils, Quality of teaching, Behaviour and safety of pupils and Leadership and management. The full Ofsted inspection report can be viewed by clicking on the link at the bottom of this page, and to give you a flavour of the comments Ofsted have made we have also copied some of the highlights of the report below:

Ofsted recognised the quality of leadership:

  • “The strong leadership from the new Principal and his ability to ‘bring out the best’ in other people is a significant factor in the academy’s growing success…well supported by a strong senior team.”
  • “There is a palpable sense of pride among those who work and learn here…(the) clear focus on improving student outcomes, are transforming the work of the academy.”

Ofsted recognised the quality of teaching:

  • “Teaching is typically good and occasionally outstanding…leaders analyse strengths and weaknesses in teaching precisely.”…
  • “The proportion of good lessons has increased significantly in the past year .”
  • “Good teaching engages students fully in their learning.”

Ofsted recognised the quality of behaviour:

  • “Students behave well and feel safe…behaviour is good in lessons and around the academy.”
  • “Staff and students are unanimous in their view that behaviour is much improved as a result of changes made to behaviour systems.”
  • “An emphasis on the ‘right to learn’ through the development of students’ attitude and approach to learning in lessons is beginning to pay dividends as shown by the increasingly positive attitude to learning for the majority of students.”
  • “(Students) have a good understanding of the academy’s high expectations of behaviour and demonstrate positive attitudes to learning.”

To read the full report please use the links below.

Ofsted Inspection Report June 2013

Key Stage 4 Performance Tables

Ofsted Survey for Art, Craft and Design February 2012

Ofsted Monitoring Visit Letter – November 2011

Ofsted website for BBA

Ofsted Parent Guide