Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community

Exceptional Education at the Heart of the Community



Pupils are safe, well looked after and cared for. They enjoy coming to school and behave well at break and lunchtimes. There is an exceptionally strong safeguarding culture in the school.
Ofsted, 2018

We became an Academy in February 2015 and received our first inspection on the 6th & 7th February 2018.

When Ofsted inspected the Academy they found:

  • The leadership team has raised expectations across the school. Teachers, pupils and many parents and carers are confident that the school will continue to improve.
  • The progress of current pupils in Years 7 and 8 is improving.
  • Leaders’ actions have led to a significant improvement in attendance in the last year, particularly for disadvantaged pupils.
  • Teachers and other staff in the school’s specialist provision care well for pupils who have complex SEN.

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


Who are Ofsted?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills. Ofsted reports directly to Parliament and they are independent and impartial. They inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages

When do inspections happen and how long do they last? 

Most schools receive notice of their inspection on the afternoon of the working day before the inspection begins. However, Ofsted can inspect any school without notice where this is judged to be appropriate. The inspection usually lasts for two days and the number of inspectors on the inspection team will vary according to the size and nature of the school. 

Why does Ofsted inspect schools?

Inspections are carried out to provide information to parents, to promote improvement and to hold schools to account for the public money they receive. Inspections are required by law.  They provide an independent assessment of the quality and standards of education in schools and check whether students are achieving as much as they can.

What happens during an Ofsted inspection?

Inspectors will look at our self-evaluation and analyse the students' progress and attainment. They will talk to the Principal, Governors (Academy Council), staff and students and consider the views of parents. They will spend most of their time observing a wide range of lessons and looking at the quality of teaching in the Academy, and its impact on learning and progress. They will also look at the behaviour and safety of students at the Academy, the promotion of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development; and how well the Academy is led and managed.