The Stockwood Park Academy was inspected  by OFSTED on 9th and 10th May 2018.

Ofsted agreed with aspects of the academy’s most recent self-assessment by the school's Senior Leadership Team (SLT), grading The Stockwood Park Academy as ‘Requires Improvement’. This self -assessment is an ongoing internal procedure we use to ensure that we are constantly driving improvements within teaching and learning and ultimately in terms of pupil outcomes. Whilst the overall judgement is “Requires Improvement”, we are pleased to confirm that the academy remains “Good” in the area of personal development, behaviour and welfare and that the judgement on the sixth form has improved from RI in 2015 to “Good”.

It is encouraging that the report says: "There are clear indications that the new Principal is making a positive difference to the school. He has quickly won the trust of the wider community. Staff and parents appreciate his honest and collaborative approach and say that there has been a ‘big change in culture’ since his appointment”

Ofsted's report highlights a number of key areas which require improvement. These include:

  • Improving the quality and effectiveness of leadership and management so that actions are clear, and the impact is measured and evaluated effectively.
  • Raising the quality of teaching, learning and pupil outcomes to accelerate progress for all pupils.

The senior leadership team, trustees, governors and teaching staff are already working hard to improve the school in these areas. We will use Ofsted's report to give direction and further focus to our actions against each of the areas for development.

Richard Found
June 2018