|Name||All Saints Academy|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||25 February 2015|
|Address||Blair Avenue, Ingleby Barwick, Stockton-on-Tees, Cleveland, TS17 5BL|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||728 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.3|
|Academy Sponsor||Dales Academies Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||4.7%|
Information about this school
All Saints Church of England Academy converted to become an academy on 1 May 2013. When the predecessor school, All Saints Church of England School, was last inspected by Ofsted in December 2008 it was judged to be good. Currently, there is no sixth form provision at the academy, although the academy is seeking to become an 11-19 academy. The academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. Almost all students are of White British heritage and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disadvantaged students, those supported by the pupil premium, is lower than average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is lower than average. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The academy does not use alternative provision.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. All Saints Academy provides its students with a first-class education that prepares them extremely well for their future life in modern Britain. Leaders, managers and governors, are highly ambitious for the academy. Their drive and determination ensure that every student develops and achieves as well as possible. Students’ behaviour is exemplary and plays a significant part in their successful learning. Students are willing partners in their learning. They provide very effective support for others through the academy’s Student Leadership Programme. The academy’s work to keep students safe and secure is outstanding. Students have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves safe and they promote safety for others well. The quality of teaching is outstanding and results in the outstanding learning and progress of all groups of students. Teachers have very high expectations and set work that is appropriately challenging and often innovative. Students’ achievement is outstanding from their individual starting points. They leave Year 11 with standards that are significantly above those found nationally, especially in English, mathematics and science. In 2014, standards in a few subjects were not as high. Leaders took swift steps to rectify this. Current progress in these subjects is rapid. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors regularly review l the academy’s performance. Any relative weakness is tackled effectively. There is no complacency. The academy is extremely well placed to continue to improve. Staff are overwhelmingly positive about all aspects of the academy. They appreciate the bespoke training they receive to improve the effectiveness of their teaching. This has resulted in the quality of teaching continually improving. Students are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences. They appreciate the many opportunities on offer and take on responsibility eagerly. They hold and express important fundamental British values, such as tolerance and respect.