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Orchard Primary Academy

Ofsted Report

 In October 2018 Orchard Primary Academy were visited by Ofsted. 

Below is some information from the report. 

Area Ofsted Judgement 
Effectiveness of Leadership and Management  Good 
Quality of Teaching, Learning and Assessment  Good
Personal development, behaviour and Welfare  Requires Improvement 
Outcomes  Requires Improvement
Early Years Provision  Good
Overall Effectiveness  Requires Improvement 

 Ofsted states that Orchard Primary Academy has the following Strengths:

  • The principal has brought a determined commitment to raising aspirations and improving pupils’ outcomes. The culture of the school is quickly changing for the better.
  • Other new leaders are already having an effect on strengthening the quality of teaching and learning. There is now a consistent approach to teaching which enables pupils to make improving gains in their learning.
  • Pupils and staff are unanimous in their view that behaviour in the school has been transformed for the better from where it was a year ago.
  • There is a strong curriculum that meets pupils’ personal, social, health and economic development.
  • A commitment to pupils’ well-being and safety permeates the life of the school.


To read the full report please click on the link below.

2018 Ofsted Report