The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (who are more commonly known as Ofsted) inspect and regulate academies and schools throughout England.
Merritts Brook Academy is a ‘Good’ school – Ofsted 2015
- The academy is well led and managed. The Principal, supported by other academy leaders and the academy’s governing body, has taken decisive action to improve the quality of teaching, achievement, behaviour and safety since the academy opened.
- Standards are rising because all groups of pupils make good progress. Attainment has improved markedly this year.
- Teaching is good, particularly in reading and mathematics. Teachers plan interesting and challenging activities which help pupils to make good progress in both subjects.
- Teachers give pupils clear guidance, both written and oral, which enables them to learn well. The thoughtful marking provided in mathematics, in particular, helps pupils to make rapid progress.
- Pupils enjoy life at the academy and feel safe. Their good behaviour helps them to learn successfully.
- The academy’s core values are embedded throughout all aspects of the academy’s work. As a result, pupils thrive in a positive, caring and nurturing atmosphere.
- Staff promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, cultural and social development very successfully. Consequently, pupils contribute well to the whole academy community and are well prepared for life in modern Britain.
- From very low starting points, children make good progress in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are quickly developing the skills that they need for successful learning.