Pudsey Crawshaw Academy has been removed from special measures and has been classed as ‘good’ by Ofsted inspectors.
The mixed 12-19 academy school had been put into the special measures category following an OFSTED inspection in March 2014 which rated the school as ‘inadequate’ in every category.
But the latest report released this week classes the school as ‘good’. The turnaround at the school comes hot on the heels of a sponsorship arrangement by support services group Interserve, which took over as the corporate sponsor at the Academy last September.
Principal Adam Daly said:
“This is a terrific outcome and recognises how the students and staff have risen to the challenge and put this school back where it should be. I would like to thank them all for their efforts and determination. I would also like to thank our parents for their continued support.
“This is a great community to be part of and we will continue to work hard together to make this the outstanding school it will be.”
Among a number of areas praised by Ofsted inspectors uring their visit last week includes:
- The ‘excellent’ leadership of the principal
- Quality of teaching
- Pupils’ good behaviour
- Pupils feel safe and well supported by staff
Areas or improvement include
- Pupils’ attendance, although improved, is not high enough
- Elements of the 16 to 19 study programme are not well delivered
Check out the report in full below: