Pupils achieve well, making good progress in all key stages. Children currently in Nursery join with levels below those expected. Pupils in Year 6 attain average standards in English, mathematics and other subjects.
The progress of some groups, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, is outstanding.
Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Work is pitched at just the right level and lessons are interesting and capture pupils’ interest.
Very highly developed teaching programmes motivate pupils to do their best.
Behaviour is good in lessons because it is wellmanaged. Social behaviour around the academy is excellent. Pupils feel safe and understand how to keep so in different situations, for example when using the internet.
The headteachers and other leaders provide excellent leadership and management and considerable improvements have been made between this year and last year in achievement, teaching, behaviour and the curriculum.
Governors hold the school to account very effectively, challenging the school vigorously.