Ofsted

The latest Ofsted Report for the school can be viewed here.

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The DfE school performance tables can be viewed here.

In January 2020 the Academy received a rating of ‘Good‘ from Ofsted.

Key strengths from 2020 report

  • The multi-academy trust has brought about swift improvements. Trust staff support teachers in class and work alongside the headteacher. Trustees and governors ask challenging questions that help make improvements, for example to the curriculum. Subject leaders value the support they receive to build their leadership skills.

  • Leaders have created an ambitious curriculum. Pupils experience a broad range of subjects that fire their interest. Teachers pay careful attention to what they teach when, and encourage pupils to think about what they already know.

  • Leaders have worked diligently to make sure that all teachers have the knowledge to teach reading and comprehension well. A new approach to teaching phonics this school year has had a marked impact on pupils’ reading skills

  • Teachers support pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) well. Adults help them to learn alongside their peers in class. This encourages pupils with SEND to make similar progress to their peers across a broad range of subjects.

  • The wider curriculum helps pupils to see themselves as global citizens.

  • Pupils’ behaviour is good. They are attentive in class and speak respectfully to one another and to adults. Behaviour systems in the school are fair.

  • Staff in early years create an environment that encourages children to be inquisitive. There is a sharp focus on developing the vocabulary they need to communicate well and support their learning.

  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

  • Pupils feel safe and trust that adults in school listen to any worries they have. Pupils know how to keep themselves safe online and understand the dangers posed by communicating with others using social media.

  • Parents are confident that the school cares for their children.

Since this inspection, Stoke Primary Academy staff have worked in partnership with other academies across the trust and schools locally to develop best practice.

The leadership and staff at Stoke are driven by the visions and values of the Trust and the Academy.

At Stoke Primary Academy we believe that we should “be the difference”, which pushes us as individuals and as a team to go that extra bit further and achieve our individual and collaborative goals.