Ofsted Reports

‘Spalding is a Good School’

Following our recent Ofsted inspection, 04 June & 05 June, I can confirm that Spalding Academy is now officially a Good school.

To work with this, previously graded ‘Inadequate’ school, has been a privilege and we are obviously overjoyed with this news, and the students, staff and parents deserve this recognition.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you for your on-going support.

Some key highlights are below …

  • The school has improved rapidly
  • Pupils’ behaviour is a strength of the school
  • The school is a positive and harmonious community
  • Pupils’ attendance is good and contributes to their strong progress
  • The progress pupils make across the curriculum is now good, particularly at Key Stage 4
  •  The curriculum is well matched to the needs of the pupils and ensures that they are well prepared for the next stage of education 
  • Pupils receive good advice
  • Pupils feel safe in school
  • Leaders and staff have created an atmosphere of care and support and are determined to do their best for each pupil
  • Pupils are polite and enthusiastic and display good attitudes to learning
  • Leaders have high aspiration for pupils’ achievement
  • Leaders and staff have created a culture built on shared values and the belief that all pupils can achieve well
  • Equality of opportunity and diversity are successfully promoted through the ethos and environment of the school
  • The quality of teaching is good
  • The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good
  • The wellbeing of pupils, both physically and emotionally, is a priority of the school
  • Parents are positive about the way the school cares for their children, and staff are determined to support them
  • Pupils feel positive about their education and are proud of their school
  • Pupils are polite, confident and self assured
  • The behaviour of pupils is good
  •  Pupils are proud to be at the school and want to do well
  • Relationships are very strong, both between pupils and between pupils and staff
  • Pupils are courteous and helpful
  • School leaders and those for governance know their school well.  Trustees are knowledgeable and dedicated

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