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Nottingham Secondary Academy


A Section 8 Ofsted short inspection was carried out at Nottingham Academy on Tuesday 10 November 2015. The report stated that the 'school continues to be good' since the last inspection.

Click on the link to read the report:  Ofsted Report  - December 2015


A summary of the last inspection can be found below;


Section 5 Ofsted inspection March 2012


A Section 5 Ofsted inspection was carried out at the Nottingham Academy in March 2012.  Lead Inspector Andrew Cook HMI, brought a team in over two days to look at all three sites of the Academy and both Primary and Secondary phases.

Meetings were held with groups of pupils, senior staff, the Chief Executive of the Greenwood Dale Foundation Trust and the Chair of the Academy council and 70 lessons and staff were observed during the visit.  Inspectors looked at the Academy's work and self-evaluation documents as well as the monitoring and tracking data.

Key Findings:

  • Leadership and Management of the Academy was judged to be 'outstanding'.  The work of the senior leadership team is driven by a pursuit of excellence to provide every pupil with the best education possible in a calm, controlled environment.  All leaders are highly ambitious for the Academy, striving for excellence so that every aspect of the Academy becomes outstanding.
  • The progress year 7-11 pupils make in English and mathematics is improving faster than the national average for that age group.
  • Teaching in the Primary phase is outstanding, with primary pupils making outstanding progress; their attainment is above average by the end of year 6.  Behaviour was also judged to be outstanding.
  • The quality of teaching has improved and continues to do so as a result of the Academy's work and the collaborative work across the three Academy sites.

Read the full report and the press release by clicking on the links on the right hand side of this page.