Ofsted Inspection Results

Posted on: 03/03/2020

As you are aware we were inspected by Ofsted in February and I am now delighted to share with you a copy of the report.

You will be pleased to note that The Lancaster Academy has moved out of Special Measures, grade 4, to Requires Improvement, grade 3.

I would like to take this opportunity to celebrate this achievement with the whole of the Lancaster team: students, parents, staff, Governors and Trustees. Thank you to everyone for the team effort it takes to embark on, and stay loyal to, the journey of improvement. We are now focussing on the important move towards securing a judgement of good, grade 2.

The report is very positive about how we care for students here at Lancaster, identifying safeguarding as a clear strength. Likewise, they identify the Senior Leadership Team, Governance and the Trustees as a strength, steering the academy with a strong vision and clear purpose. The report makes it clear that we are moving in the right direction with:

  • An improved and increasingly ambitious curriculum delivering a much better quality of education for students
  • Improving behaviour ensuring that students behave well and are respectful
  • A Personal Development curriculum sensitive to the needs of our students

We need to continue to work on improving:

  • Attendance - we should all be aiming for 100%
  • An effective curriculum for ALL students
  • Leadership at every level of the academy

I would like to assure you that work is already underway for the next stage of the journey to ‘good,’ to thank you for your support and to celebrate what wonderful ambassadors the students are for Lancaster.

Ofsted Report Feb 2020