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07.01.2013. Academy Update - *Fantastic News*

Dear Parents/Carers

We are pleased to announce that with effect from 1 January 2013 our school converted to academy status.

Academies form an integral part of the Government’s education policy to raise attainment for all students and we have received our confirmation letter from the Rt Hon Michael Gove MP who informs us that he is delighted that we have recognised the benefits that Academy status will bring.

We now have the opportunity to use the freedoms and flexibilities of Academy status to share best practice and work with others to bring about sustained improvements to all schools in the area.

May we take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported us on this journey and we look forward to working with you all in the future.

Ofsted Comments

The school is outstanding at meeting the needs of all learners
• Behaviour is good...calm and well-ordered
• Students are enthused and want to learn
• Exceptional staff commitment
• Senior Leadership of the highest calibre
• Pioneering work
• Significant investment to develop the quality of teaching
• Teaching is motivational
• Students are making strong gains
• High parental satisfaction
• Students talk with pride...relationships are positive in lessons and around the school
• The atmosphere for learning and for personal and spiritual growth is outstanding
• A purposeful and forward-looking institution capable of further outstanding growth

Recent Inspections

Congratulations to our students, staff, governors and families on two fantastic inspections,

each lasting two days! Ofsted were the first to visit under the New Framework in January this year, closely followed by a SIAS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican Schools). Judged from Good to Outstanding in all categories.:

Most of all, we pride ourselves on being inclusive; a neighbourhood school, open to all. See our new Admissions Policy or simply give us a ring and we’ll show you around.

Mrs. Booth