Ofsted - Link to Ofsted Reports

Our last Ofsted inspection took place in February 2018 where Kingswood Academy was rated ‘good’ in all categories. The Ofsted report was extremely positive and outlines the vast array of improvements which have been made over the last three years on our journey from ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’.

Inspectors commented:

    • “The school has improved in many ways as a results of the Headteacher’s passionate and determined leadership.”

    • “Over time, leaders have worked relentlessly to improve pupils’ outcomes. In the last two years, the progress of pupils has improved significantly, including in mathematics and science. Pupils now make progress that is above others nationally in most subjects.”

    • “Disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities make very good progress in most subjects. The high-quality support for current pupils who have SEN is allowing them to make very good progress.”

    • “The quality of teaching has improved and is now good.”

    • “There is a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school. Pupils feel safe and appreciate the genuine care and support offered by teachers and other staff.”

    • “The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils show respect for each other, staff and the school environment”.

    • “Pupils’ attendance is now above others nationally.”

    • “Governors are ambitious in their expectations of leaders. They make regular visits to the school and have an accurate understanding of its strengths and what needs to be improved.

This Ofsted report, along with our 2018 results, show that Kingswood Academy is now a truly great school. There is still room for further improvement though, and the leadership team and I are not complacent. We will not be satisfied until Kingswood Academy is truly ‘Outstanding’ in all areas and we are working tirelessly with staff, students, parents and governors to ensure we achieve our vision of turning Kingswood Academy into the national beacon of educational excellence that this community deserves.

Finally, the best way to see a school is to visit it during a normal school day, to see the school in action. We are so confident that you will be impressed by our day-to-day provision that we would encourage you to just arrive at our reception, at a time and date that suits you, request a tour and I or another member of our senior team will be more than happy to provide you with a comprehensive tour of our academy.

Ofsted Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about the Academy. It asks for your opinion on 12 aspects of the Academy, from the quality of teaching, to dealing with bullying and poor behaviour. You can find more information about Parent View and fill out the survey at parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.