10 July, 2019
Pupils and staff at Ormiston South Parade Academy (OSPA) are celebrating after again achieving superb provisional results in this year’s tests for reading, writing and maths.
Overall, 88% of 11-year-old pupils at the high-performing school, achieved at least the expected standard in all of the three subjects. This result is 23 percentage points higher than this year’s interim national average.
The result represents yet another improvement – it is four percentage points up on what OSPA achieved last year, and a 49 percentage point increase since 2016.
Another impressive result was the percentage of pupils who exceeded the expected standard – called ‘Greater Depth’ – with almost a quarter (23%) of pupils achieving this.
“Yet another year of improvement for our school.”Jane Nolan, Executive Principal
The school’s strong results over the last few years have been driven by OAT and OSPA’s leadership team, including Executive Principal Jane Nolan, who was named ‘Headteacher of the Year’ at the national TES awards last year, and who also won a silver Pearson Teaching Award in 2018 for ‘Headeacher of the Year in a Primary School’. OSPA also won the silver award for School of the Year – ‘Making a Difference’.
OSPA, which opened in October 2012 as OAT’s first sponsored primary school, offers an exciting and inspiring curriculum to its pupils to equip them with high level skills across reading, writing and maths. Whatever their starting points or individual needs, the school’s teachers are committing to supporting and developing every child so that they make the best possible progress.
Jane Nolan, Executive Principal at OSPA, said:
“We are all delighted with this excellent set of results which mark yet another year of improvement for our school and demonstrate the hard work and commitment shown by every member of our school community.
“At OSPA, we are dedicated to building happy and confident children who have a love of learning that they will carry with them whatever their background. These results show we are doing just that, and I would like to congratulate each and every one of our pupils.”
Nick Hudson, Chief Executive Officer of Ormiston Academies Trust, said:
“I would like to pay tribute to all the pupils and staff members at OSPA for again achieving a very impressive set of results.
“These results are testament to the school’s committed leaders and teachers, the support of families and of course the hard work of its pupils. We look forward to seeing the school continue its ongoing success.”