Ofsted

OFSTED Monitoring 2021

Section 8 Monitoring visit of Offa’s Mead Academy, November, May and March 2021.

Three monitoring inspections have taken place since the school became subject to special measures following the inspection that took place in December 2018 there has also been 2 virtual monitoring inspections during lockdown periods.

Dear Parents/Carers

It is with enormous pleasure that I write to share news that our academy has been inspected with a conclusion that OMA is taking Effective Action following a Section 8 Monitoring inspection on the 23rd and 24th November 2021.


This fantastic news shows the progress the school has made since the 2018 inspection into special measures I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised the ‘relentless focus’ we have to ensure progression at the school and that we are ‘uncompromising in our ambitions’ for our children.


The inspectors noted how expectations are well established and that our children not only feel safe but know how to look out for each other’.

We have made significant strides in reading with our new phonics scheme which is ‘successful’. There is also evidence that there is a love of reading at OMA and a sense of pride in our lovely school.


We could not have achieved this without your support and I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you, your fantastic children and our dedicated staff for their hard work and commitment, which has helped to make Offa’s Mead Academy such an amazing place to learn, work and succeed.


The report highlights many key strengths of our academy. A full copy of the letter from Ofsted will be made available below.


I am extremely proud of everything that we have been able to achieve here at OMA and, with your help, as always. I look forward to the academy continuing on its strong upward trajectory, as we work towards achieving the positive grade we deserve.

We pledge to continue to help all our children fulfil their potential and to inspire the wider community.

Ofsted found that School Leaders and AET were taking Effective Action to improve the Academy.

OffasMead_Ofsted_Parents_240122 (1).pdf

Letter From Academies Enterprise Trust's Director of Education, Claire Heald.

Monitoring Visit March 2021.PDF
Monitoring Visit May 2021.PDF

OFSTED Monitoring 2020

Special measures monitoring inspection of Offa’s Mead November 2020.

This visit was conducted under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 (as amended) and in accordance with Ofsted’s published procedures for visiting schools while routine inspections were temporarily suspended due to the imposition of COVID-19 (coronavirus) lockdown restrictions.

Ofsted found that our Academy was ensuring all of our children were accessing appropriate remote and onsite education.

Monitoe=ring Visit November 2020.PDF

OFSTED Monitoring 2019

Special measures monitoring inspection of Offa’s Mead Academy, December and April 2019.

These two inspections were the second and Third monitoring inspections since the school became subject to special measures following the inspection that took place in December 2018. The full list of the areas for improvement that were identified during that inspection is set out in the annex opposite, followed by the monitoring inspection report. Ofsted found that School Leaders and AET were taking Effective Action to improve the Academy.

Monitoring visit April 2019.PDF
Offa's Mead Academy HMI Report.pdf

OFSTED 2018 - Click here to see the full report.