Ofsted Monitoring Inspection 2021

I’m delighted to share news of the Ofsted report from our recent remote inspection in March 2021. The team have been working relentlessly towards our goal of being recognised as an outstanding school. This report shows we are making excellent progress towards this ambitious target.

Some key quotes from the report are:

  • Leaders and those responsible for governance are taking effective action to provide education in the current circumstances.
  • Leaders and governors have taken appropriate actions to address the weaknesses in the curriculum for pupils in Years 7 to 9. These pupils now benefit from a curriculum that matches the breadth and ambition of the national curriculum. Leaders and governors are also taking the necessary steps to put a new, ambitious curriculum in place for pupils in Years 10 and 11. As a result, pupils who enter Year 10 in September 2021 will embark on a key stage 4 curriculum that builds on the knowledge that they have gained in key stage 3.
  • The governing body has worked closely and productively…throughout the pandemic. They have a clear understanding of the actions required to improve the curriculum. Governors have kept a close eye on the actions that leaders have taken to provide an education in the current circumstances.

After so much great work, the team are overjoyed at the summary which recognises the dedication of our staff and the expectation we have of ourselves to ‘go the extra mile’ for our school community. We will continue to work tirelessly to ensure our students are ‘known and valued’ as part of our small school ethos whilst continuing to be unapologetically ambitious for each and every child.

Mr Mat Galvin




Read the full letter in more detail here.

Link to Ofsted website here.

Ofsted Inspection 2020

The Academy was inspected in February and March 2020. The inspection took place in extraordinary circumstances. The original team arrived on 25th February but left part way through the day amid concerns that a group of academy staff and students had just returned from a ski trip in Northern Italy where the first European outbreaks of Covid-19 were taking place. The lead inspector then returned on 10th March and concluded the inspection with a different team on 11th March.