In the academic year 2018–19, the progress made by pupils in OAT schools was scored 1.16 at the end of primary; this is above average. OAT schools scored -0.02 at the end of secondary; this performance is average. Performance in secondary is an improvement of 0.17 points since 2015–16 when progress measures were first introduced. At Key Stage 5 students improved their academic APS by around 2 points per subject.
Thirty-one of our 39 schools have a current inspection judgement. Of those that have been inspected, 75% are good (20) or outstanding (4).
There are five schools that have a judgement of requires improvement. These schools are on an upwards trajectory, but some have a long history of underperformance before joining the Trust. Our exceptional staff are working hard to turn these schools around.
Our highest performing primary school is Ormiston South Parade Academy in Grimsby, with an overall progress score of 3.7. It was ranked in the top 2% of primary schools in the country based on last year’s results. In 2018, executive principal Jane Nolan won Headteacher of the Year at the Tes Awards – read Jane’s story here.
Our highest performing secondary school is Ormiston Venture Academy in Great Yarmouth, with an overall progress score of 0.83 which put it in the top 150 secondaries on this measure. In 2018, teacher Nicola Whiston won Maths Teacher of the Year at the Tes Awards – read Nicola’s story here.
Our most improved school in 2018–19 was Broadland High Ormiston Academy whose overall progress score improved by 0.55 points. This represents, on average, an improvement of half a grade for every pupil in every subject in a single year.
The performance of multi-academy trusts like OAT is published by the Department for Education (DfE) in national statistics and on the compare school performance site. You can look for: