Ofsted have published the Oakway Academy report today following the inspection of the school in June 2017.

Academy and Trust leaders are pleased that Ofsted recognise in its report so many positive aspects of the Academy’s work and the support provided by the Trust.  The Trust is disappointed that the inspection took place the week before the publication of the Key Stage 2 SATs results which were not available to the Ofsted team.  These results show that the Academy is above the government’s floor standards for the first time and the rates of progress made by children have improved significantly compared to previous years.  The increase in the percentage of children achieving the expected standard for reading and mathematics was greater than that achieved nationally.

The Trust acknowledges the better judgements for safeguarding, behaviour & welfare and leadership within the report and is confident that the improvements in these areas will continue to impact positively on the education of our children.

The Trust acknowledges the overwhelmingly positive comments made by so many parents to the Ofsted team.  This shows that those that are involved with the Academy on a daily basis are aware of the progress being made and we are grateful for their continued support.

The Trust has always acknowledged that the sponsorship of Oakway Academy is a long term commitment to improving the life chances of our local children, by providing a first class education as is delivered in our outstanding secondary, Sir Christopher Hatton Academy.

Notes for information:

  1. Hatton Academies Trust is a non-commercial organisation built out of the outstanding leadership of Sir Christopher Hatton Academy
  2. The Trust has sponsored Victoria Primary Academy since January 2014 which was in special measures, the Ofsted inspection December 2016 moved the Academy to an Ofsted Grade 3 in all categories
  3. The Trust has sponsored Oakway Academy since September 2014 following the closure of Diamond Learning Community, judged by Ofsted and the Local Authority to be a failing school
  4. Under the Trust’s leadership Sir Christopher Hatton Academy has had successive years of Progress 8 since the measure was introduced as the key performance indicator for secondary schools, and is in the top 7% of school nationally and is consistently heavily over-subscribed.