Latest OFSTED Report

Oftsed rating: Good

Pupils on all sites achieve well in mathematics, science and in their personal development. Most pupils also achieve well in English. Pupils in Year 11 attain good quality accreditation. The proportion of pupils attaining GCSEs has risen steadily over the past three years and last year all pupils left with some form of accreditation.

Teaching is good and planned tasks meet the individual needs and abilities of each pupil. Teachers make very good use of questions to extend pupils’ skills. The good range of subjects promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. This is enriched through some exciting outdoor activities and visits.

The headteacher is very ambitious for the future and has built a strong team of leaders who are focused on raising achievement and improving the performance of staff through high-quality training and rigorous monitoring.

Pupils make good progress during their time at the pupil referral unit (PRU). Younger pupils in Years 1 to 6 make particularly good progress in reading because of the regular daily use of a phonics approach (linking letters to the sounds they make) to improve their skills. Parents are rightly pleased with the PRU and say that their child achieves well.

Younger pupils at ACE Primary do well in reading and writing. Three pupils in Year 5, for example, used their phonics knowledge well to read unknown words and were eager to write their own accounts. They showed that they had made good progress during their five weeks at
the PRU.

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