7 September, 2021
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy has this week received its first good rating from Ofsted, following the publication of a glowing report which recognises the school’s “inspirational leadership” and “exceptional” response to the pandemic.
The report follows a visit which took place across 24 June, 7 and 8 July, and signals the culmination of nearly five years of hard work since the school’s original “requires improvement” assessment in October 2016.
Amongst some of the key areas highlighted in the latest report are:
Inspectors concluded that the school had taken “great strides forward” in recent years, and that it was deserving of its elevated rating.
Principal, Leigh Moore, said: “Everyone at the academy is delighted with this good rating from Ofsted, as it represents the hard work, determination and tenacity of the entire school community in improving standards and empowering students.
“While this is a positive opportunity to reflect on five years’ hard work, the academy will not be resting on its laurels, and will continue to grow and develop. We have always believed that we were a good school, and continually strive to be great, so it is hugely encouraging to receive this official recognition from Ofsted.
“Of course, this has been a team effort, so I would like to thank our staff, students and the wider community for their diligence and support. We have achieved this rating together, and will continue to build upon it in the same spirit”
Chief executive, Nick Hudson, said: “I am enormously proud of Leigh and the whole team at Wodensborough Ormiston Academy for receiving their hugely deserved good rating from Ofsted.
“The proactive and positive steps they have taken, and the tenacity and spirit they have shown to turn the academy around has been inspiring, and I am confident that this is the start of another exciting chapter for the school, which will benefit the entire community.”