It is official - SRWA is a "Good" school!

Posted on: 5th Nov 2021

Ofsted Good GP ColourAll at The Sir Robert Woodard Academy are delighted to have confirmation of something those on the inside have known for some time - this is a 'Good' school!

Staff and students are celebrating after being judged 'Good' in all areas by Ofsted, with inspectors praising the high aspirations and ambitious culture at the school. The report notes: "From Year 7 through to the sixth form, pupils learn to think ambitiously about their futures. They are proud of their achievements and eager to meet their teachers’ high expectations."

A broad curriculum, strong careers provision and popular sixth form were also commended along with the school's wide range of extra-curricular and creative opportunities. "Pupils from Year 7 to sixth form enjoy a range of practical, sporting, creative and academic clubs. The arts are particularly valued in the school and participation in theatre, dance and musical events is high."

Commenting on what it is like to attend the school the report says: "The school is a calm and orderly place for pupils to learn. Pupils treat each other with respect in lessons and during social times. They trust their teachers because they are confident that they will receive support and guidance when they need it."

Academy Principal, Kieran Scanlon commented: "I am delighted that The Sir Robert Woodard Academy is finally getting the recognition it deserves. I’m sad that our recently deceased chair of governors, David Simmons wasn’t here on the day. I take some comfort from the fact that he knew the school has been operating at a very good level for a while now. We will take every opportunity to continue to go from strength to strength. SRWA is a great place to be."

Read the full Ofsted report here.

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