Inspection Reports

The Academy receives inspections from two bodies; The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and The National Society.

Ofsted

    • 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:

Ofsted Report 2015

A copy of the letter to parents concerning the Ofsted report is available HERE

Older Reports:

Monitoring Visit February 2014

Ofsted Report November 2013

Ofsted Report June 2012

Monitoring Report May 2011

SIAMS

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?

The Academy underwent a SIAS inspection (the forerunner of SIAMS) on the 2nd and 3rd July 2012 by inspectors from the diocese of Newcastle. A copy of the inspectors report is available HERE