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Pudsey Crawshaw Academy nets good Ofsted report

25 September 2019

Pudsey Crawshaw Academy has retained its ‘good’ status, according to Ofsted inspectors.

There was praise for the ‘highly ambitious’ headteacher, chief executive and governors, who have ‘created an ethos of care and high expectations across the school’.

The report said:

“Pupils make good progress across a range of subjects.

“Leaders place a high priority on pupils’ academic success. They ensure pupils are well prepared for their next steps.

“Teachers are supported effectively by their subject leaders and demonstrate good subject knowledge.

“Pupils are courteous and friendly. The very large majority of pupils enjoy their learning.

“This is supported by positive relationships between pupils and staff.

“Students in the sixth form have high aspirations, and benefit from good careers guidance.”

The reports adds that the Robin Lane school needs to reduce the number of disadvantaged students who are regularly absent and continue to improve its sixth form.

The report can be read in full here.

Pranksters try to close school with fake tweet

Crawshaw students yesterday used their IT skills to mock-up a fake tweet claiming classes were cancelled “due to technical difficulties” before sharing their work on social media.

The T&A reports that fortunately for parents, the school stepped in and posted  a real tweet on their account explaining the school was not closed.

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