Broadland High praised by Ofsted for broad and ambitious curriculum

  16 January, 2023

Broadland High Ormiston Academy has been recognised by Ofsted for its “strong sense of community” and “broad and ambitious curriculum” in its latest Ofsted report.

The report confirms the academy continues to be good and highlights a range of areas where leaders and teachers are working hard to ensure “students receive a high standard of education”.

Throughout the report, inspectors listed a wide range of areas where the academy is providing students with opportunities to thrive. Notably, this included: 

  • The academy provides students with a “broad and ambitious curriculum” in a wide range of subjects.
  • “Subject leaders have a secure knowledge of how students should build skills and knowledge over time, including preparing them well for GCSEs and post-16 courses.”
  • “Students benefit from the academy’s strong sense of community” and are supported in accessing leadership roles that enable them to “develop good relationships between year groups”.
  • Inspectors praised leaders at all levels throughout the academy for setting “high expectations for students”. “Leaders are not complacent in their ambition for students” who are “supported to do well by teachers”. 
  • Meanwhile, “students appreciate the provision in place for their wider development” and enjoy participating in a range of clubs which help to build their confidence.
  • Students with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well “supported by confident and skilled staff at the academy” and are able to “access the high-quality curriculum”.
  • Inspectors noted reading is taught well at the academy and students at all ability levels are supported to catch up effectively.

The academy, with the support of the wider Ormiston Academies Trust, is looking forward to building on the strong foundations that were laid out in this report.

Matthew Sprake, principal said: “At Broadland High Ormiston Academy, we are driven by our commitment to providing our students with an exceptional education and I am pleased that the report recognises the strength of our community, and the hard work of our staff and students.

“I look forward to continuing to work closely with our staff, students, parents, the trust and the wider community in ensuring that our students are provided with the knowledge, skills and opportunities to succeed.”

Richard Dolding, OAT’s education director for the east said: I am delighted to see the hard work of the staff at Broadland High Ormiston Academy recognised clearly within the report. Their dedication, passion and energy to create exceptional opportunities for all students is inspirational.

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