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Ofsted result 2019 – this is a ‘Good’ school!

Following an inspection on the 8th and 9th January 2019, in its first inspection after becoming an Academy with Eastern Multi-Academy Trust, Southery Academy has just received an Ofsted rating of Good in all areas.

We, as a school, are delighted with the Ofsted result and this is a true reflection of the hard work, dedication and support shown by the children, staff, parents, governors, the Trust and the wider community. It was particularly pleasing to see recognised the positive relationships between children and staff and that children are highly motivated to do well, as well as enjoying school and behaving well. I am incredibly proud of everyone involved with the school for creating such a positive learning environment that both motivates and challenges the children.

Ofsted also commented on

“The strong leadership of the headteacher, together with the support from the multi-academy trust (MAT) has led to recent improvements and higher expectations for pupils in this school.”

“Children make a good start to their education in the early years. Parents and staff work closely together to develop children’s learning” and “Leaders ensure that the curriculum aims to develop pupils’ knowledge, vocabulary and wider understanding of the world.”

Ofsted was very positive about the relationships that the pupils have with their teachers and also stated that the pupils work hard, enjoy their time in school and behave well, they are prepared well for the next stage of their education at all ages and are highly motivated to do well. All pupils are appropriately challenged at every level.

Dr Duncan Ramsey, Chief Executive of Eastern Multi-Academy Trust was very pleased with the result and wanted to pass on congratulations and thanks to all, also saying:

Pictured front right Headteacher Barney Rimmer with Pupils and Staff. 

Southery Academy School Celebrating “GOOD Ofsted rating

“I am absolutely delighted that all the hard work of the pupils, parents and staff have been recognised in the Ofsted outcome. This is a success story for a school which has never been good and has come such a long way. The parents and community are really supportive and have contributed so much to the improvement journey of the school”.


Links to the local and regional press regarding Ofsted are below: