Lincoln academy celebrates improved Ofsted rating

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The Priory Witham Academy in Lincoln has achieved an overall ‘good’ rating from Ofsted inspectors after a previous assessment of ‘requires improvement’.

The academy, based on De Wint Avenue, was considered good in all six areas of effectiveness, with inspectors noting leaders have a “clear vision for school improvement”.

In summary, the education regulators said improvements had been secured in all areas of the school, noting particular praise for early years provision at the school.

Further improvements were required in the report such as challenges for the most able pupils and rapid improvements in science.

The academy was last inspected on November 5 and 6, 2014 and was told a number of improvements would need to be made by the next assessment.

Priory Witham Academy Headteacher Andrew Madge said: “We are very proud to meet the needs of families in our local community and wider Lincoln area, and ensure all children have the best possible opportunities to excel and improve their life chances. This report endorses all we do.

“The outcomes achieved would not have been possible without the dedication and commitment of the whole ‘Witham family’ – pupils, parents and staff.

“Relationships between pupils, parents and staff are a significant strength of the academy and ensure our children enjoy their education and make very good progress.

“Our academy motto ‘believe together, achieve together’ encapsulates what we do each and every day and we will continue to drive forward developments and ensure the quality of educational provision is the best it can possibly be.”