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Pontefract Academies Trust

Ofsted & Parent View

In April 2015, we were visited by Ofsted.  You can view the Ofsted Inspection Report March 2015.  Key highlights include:

"As a result of dynamic and dedicated leadership and management, this is a rapidly improving school with very strong capacity to improve further.

Behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are extremely keen to learn and thoroughly enjoy school. They work and learn in an exceptionally calm and caring environment.

Pupils say they feel very safe and have absolute confidence in staff to help them with any difficulties they may have. Parents agree with this sentiment.

All staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well through the subjects taught, as well as through the wide range of musical, theatrical and sporting opportunities.

The quality of teaching is good and some elements are outstanding. Lessons excite and engage pupils in their learning. Pupils are willing participants in lessons and benefit from good quality questioning and regular discussions about their work. Vibrant classroom displays support pupils’ learning extremely well.

Achievement is good. From sometimes low starting points when they join school, pupils make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, receive consistently good support which enables them to achieve well. Standards in English and mathematics are rising.

Provision in the early years is good. Children settle into good routines very quickly. These ensure they are well equipped for life in school."

Please log your views of the school and see those of other parents and carers on Ofsted's Parent View website

Other Ofsted Information and Inspection Reports for our school