September 11, 2017 11.41 am This story is over 48 months old

‘A fantastic milestone’: Delight as Barnes Wallis Academy rated good by Ofsted

Inspectors rated the school as outstanding in some areas.

Students and staff at Barnes Wallis Academy in Tattershall are celebrating being rated as ‘good’ following their recent Ofsted inspection.

As a result of the two day visit from inspectors on July 5 and 6, the school was rated ‘outstanding’ for personal development, behaviour and welfare.

The school was rated ‘good’ across all other categories including effectiveness of leadership and management, quality of teaching, learning and assessment and outcomes for pupils.

During the visit, inspectors noted that: “Pupils develop into confident, articulate and enthusiastic young people who aspire to achieve the very best they can.

“They value the support of their teachers and staff and appreciate the improvements brought about by leaders.”

Inspectors also highlighted the improving outcomes for students. The report stated that: “The proportion of pupils who achieved GCSE grades A* to C in both English and mathematics have risen significantly over the last few years. It is now higher than the national average.”

Emma Day, interim principal at Barnes Wallis Academy, which is part of the David Ross Education Trust, said:

“This is a fantastic milestone for Barnes Wallis Academy and something that everyone has worked incredibly hard towards.

“Not only did the inspectors recognise our high quality of teaching, but what are the most pleasing aspects are the inspectors’ comments about how our students are leaving Barnes Wallis Academy as confident, articulate and enthusiastic young people.

“We look forward to now moving towards outstanding.”

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