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Ofsted and Performance Data

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 


"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. You [the Principal] are highly ambitious for the school and have an extremely accurate understanding of the strengths and areas for development. Leaders share your determination and are highly motivated, with a relentless focus to raise pupils’ achievement. You all have an unequivocal commitment for pupils to achieve their very best.”

“Parents are highly supportive of the school, one saying: ‘My son has blossomed at this school, he has grown in confidence, has made so many friends, he has learned many life skills.”

“The school is a very happy place, where the caring and nurturing ethos ensures that everyone is valued. The school motto, ‘Aspire and endeavour to achieve our personal best’, resonates throughout the school in pupils’ strong behaviour and positive attitudes to learning. Pupils play and support each other well and have a very inclusive attitude towards each other. Pupils have strong resilience and determination to improve their understanding, knowledge and skills.”

“There is a strong culture of safeguarding at James Elliman Academy. The leadership team has ensured that all safeguarding arrangements are fit for purpose and records are detailed. There are rigorous systems to monitor and check the wellbeing of pupils.”

“The engaging and inspiring displays around the school enhance the learning environment and celebrate pupils’ achievements.”

“Governors know the school very well because they visit routinely to undertake a range of tasks, including visiting classrooms, appraising pupils’ work with leaders and evaluating safeguarding arrangements. The governors hold the principal and leaders effectively to account for pupils’ progress. You are supported very well by the multi-academy trust, which provides many opportunities to share best practice with other schools."

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