OFSTED and Performance Data
Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.
Our first Ofsted report was published in June 2015 and we are pleased to say we have been judged a ‘good’ school
450145 West Newcastle Academy – Published Report June 2015
HMI Inspector Jonathan Brown said “The pupils receive a rich, balanced, broad and interesting curriculum. This is a strength of the school and key to its distinctiveness."
"The use of outdoor provision, weekly trips to various locations including beaches and woodlands and a belief in utilising first-hand experiences to underpin learning, characterise the school. Literacy and numeracy skills are woven into these experiences and also taught systematically as distinct lessons.”
Following the two-day inspection in May 2015, Inspector HMI Jonathan Brown’s report found that:
“Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and develop sustained concentration and resilience.”
“Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics.”
“The curriculum is exciting and fully engages pupils in a range of first-hand experiences in a variety of settings.”
“Children play well together, cooperate and are happy. There is a focus on developing personal, social and emotional skills so children become confident learners.”
“Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. One stated that ‘The school is a magical place and he comes home buzzing every day’; another said, ‘He gets up in the morning and runs to school, he can’t wait to get there.’ “
“The headteacher and governors are determined to provide for the needs of every pupil.”
You can access Ofsted Reports for all schools here: Ofsted Homepage
You can access Parent View here: Parent View
The Performance Tables give information on the achievements of pupils in primary, secondary and 16-18 provision in schools and colleges, and how they compare with other schools in the local area and in England as a whole.
You can access information on school performance tables here: Performance Tables