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Ofsted Key Information

The most recent Ofsted inspection of Greensward Academy took place in June 2014 when it was graded as Good.  The full report can be viewed on the Ofsted website or  below, but here are some of the comments Ofsted made about the academy: 

This is a good school.  

  • Students do well in this academy.  They enter at national averages in Year 7 and by the end of Year 11 they reach well above national standards across a range of subjects.
  •  All students make outstanding progress in mathematics because of the outstanding teaching they receive.
  •  Students who join the academy at or below the national average make much better progress in English than similar schools nationally.
  •  The academy is a nurturing place that inspires teachers and students to ‘make their best better’.
  •  Behaviour is good as teachers show respect for students.  Students respect their teachers and each other within this courteous community.
  • Reading is a strength of the academy.
  • Teaching is good.  The academy is a nurturing place that inspires teachers and students to 'Make their Best Better'. 
  • The academy caters well for students in history, languages, drama, music and physical education.
  • The Principal and other leaders provide effective support to other schools and are keen to learn from each other within the academy.
  • Leaders at all levels, including governors, expect high standards.  Procedures for checking how good teaching is are well developed, and, as a result, teaching and students' achievement is improving.
  • Actions to ensure students are kept safe in and around the academy are outstanding. 
  • Students receive helpful advice and guidance, so that nearly every student goes on to employment or further studies.
  • The sixth form is good.  There is an appropriate range of courses.  A very large majority go on to study at university.

Ofsted Information