The Academy receives inspections from two bodies; The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and The National Society (SIAMS).
- Ofsted evaluates schools under its new Common Inspection Framework in the following areas:
The Common Inspection Framework is available here:
- Leadership and Management (which includes governance)
- Teaching, learning and assessment
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare
- Outcomes for pupils
- Overall Effectiveness
In all-through schools such as the Academy, separate judgments are also made in the following areas:
- Early Years provision, including provision for two-year olds
- 16 – 19 learning programmes (The Sixth Form)
The Academy was inspected under Section 5 on the 29th and 30th September 2015. The inspection report is available below:
A copy of the letter to parents concerning the Ofsted report is available HERE
The Academy underwent a 2-day SIAMS visit with two inspectors on 19 and 20 September 2017 and was judged to be GOOD in all areas.
A copy of the inspection report is available here.
As a Church of England school, the Academy is subject to a Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Church Schools (SIAMS) undertaken by The National Society.
A SIAMS inspection focuses on the effect that the Christian ethos of the school has on the children and young people who attend it. The principal objective of SIAMS inspection is to evaluate the distinctiveness and effectiveness of the school as a church school.
Towards this objective, inspectors seek answers to four key questions.
- How well does the school, through its distinctive Christian character, meet the needs of all learners?
- What is the impact of collective worship on the school community?
- How effective is the Religious Education?
- How effective are the leadership and management of the school as a church school?