Tenbury High Ormiston Academy receives glowing Ofsted report

  6 June, 2024

Vicki Dean, Principal or Tenbury High Ormiston Academy

Tenbury High Ormiston Academy has received a glowing Ofsted report – with inspectors judging it to be good in all areas.

The Ofsted report confirms the success of what inspectors said were “impressive and significant” changes that the school has made over the last year.

Following an inspection which took place on the 8 and 9 May, inspectors recognised the ambition that the academy and its leaders have for pupils to achieve their very best in all areas of school life.

Amongst the many areas praised in the Ofsted report, inspectors noted:

  • The Principal, leadership team, Trust and governors have created a well-run school which pupils want to attend.
  • The academy is an “inclusive school at the heart of its community”, with relationships between staff and pupils being warm, and pupils treating each other well and aiming high.
  • Behaviour is calm and pleasant, and pupils are focused, interested and engaged in their work.
  • The curriculum is well designed to ensure all pupils study a broad range of subjects, and teachers have good subject knowledge, providing swift and effective support to help build pupils’ confidence with learning.
  • The academy’s career offer was praised as a particular strength, with pupils well informed about their next steps.
  • Staff receive good quality professional development from the school and the Trust, which they appreciate.
  • In addition to the Trust, governors and trustees have supported and challenged the school effectively during a period of “rapid improvement” and are dedicated to continuing to do so.
  • Students with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities (SEND) receive a carefully tailored range of interventions which help them to perform and engage well.

With a commitment to delivering the very best education to students, the academy’s leaders have also set out plans to further improve its provision in areas raised. This includes refining the curriculum further to support enhanced learning; reviewing its analysis of student attendance to ensure all pupils are in school and learning well; and by expanding the cultural development opportunities offered to ensure all pupils can access new experiences which will broaden horizons.

The academy has thanked its school community – including staff, students, parents/carers, the trust and governors for their support – as it focuses on further enhancing and embedding the positive changes already achieved in the months to come.

Vicki Dean, Principal said: “We are thrilled to have received such a positive Ofsted report, rating the academy Good in all areas. The outcome of the report, and the many positive findings noted, really are testament to the hard work, commitment and effort that has gone into making our academy the special place that it is.

“Alongside inspectors commending the impact of our improvement plans, we are particularly pleased to see the warm, inclusive and positive culture of our school community highlighted in the report.

“We would like to thank our whole school community for their continued support, and we look forward to continuing to build on today’s positive outcome for the rest of the academic term and in the months and years ahead.”

Paul Hyde, Education Director (North and West) said: “All of the team at Tenbury High Ormiston Academy have worked exceptionally hard to achieve the excellent outcomes that have been noted in today’s Ofsted report. As a Trust, we will continue to work closely with the academy’s senior leadership team, and to support all its staff with continued development opportunities, as Tenbury High School continues on this very positive trajectory”.


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