Ofsted Report 2017

Our most recent OFSTED inspection can be found below.  We are working hard to address the concerns raised, and are will publish more details of our progress soon.  Should you wish to discuss any aspect, please do not hesitate to contact us at Route 39. 
It judges the Academy as 'Inadequate' and places it in Special Measures. We strongly refute the judgement and the manner in which the inspection was handled. There was a disproportionate focus on our decision to enter thirteen Year 11 students for GCSEs in 2018, and a lack of adherence to Ofsted's own Inspection Handbook.

Addressing the Issues

However, we want to assure parents that we have already progressed rapidly to tackle the areas where we agree with the inspectors.

Since the inspection the academy has:
  • addressed all safeguarding issues. These issues were related to paperwork and not Academy practice. We have also undergone an independent Safeguarding Audit.
  • rectified the way the accounting of Pupil Premium was presented on our website. We have also undertaken an independent Pupil Premium review.
  • employed an independent consultant to report on student attendance and exclusions.

Report, Response and Evidence

Please see a range of information below, including the report itself, our responses to it and evidence against it.