Dixons Trinity Academy


Name Dixons Trinity Academy
Website http://www.dixonsta.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 29 January 2014
Address Trinity Road, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 0BE
Phone Number 01274424350
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 575 (57% boys 43% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 13.5
Academy Sponsor Dixons Academies Charitable Trust Ltd
Local Authority Bradford
Percentage Free School Meals 15%
Percentage English is Not First Language 14.8%
Persisitent Absence 7.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The academy currently has students in Year 7 and 8 so it is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. In 2018, with students in Years 7 to 13, the number on roll is predicted to rise to 720 but the academy will still be smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The large majority of students are from minority ethnic backgrounds. Very few students are at an early stage of learning to speak English. The proportion of students eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional government funding for students known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and children of service families) is high. The proportion of students supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The academy opened as a free school in September 2012. There are currently 19 teaching staff, 10 of whom joined the academy in the autumn term of 2013. No students attend off-site provision. The academy is part of the Dixons Multi-Academy Trust.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The academy’s core values of hard work, trust and fairness are fundamental in securing students’ outstanding achievement and behaviour. The vision and ambition of the headteacher, combined with the unrelenting commitment of other leaders and teachers, are crucial elements of the academy’s success. Students share the high aspirations of leaders and staff about their progression into higher education, securing a ‘top job’ and enjoying their lives. Students make rapid progress from their starting points and after only one year in the academy their attainment is high. Achievement is outstanding because teaching is of a consistently high quality and additional support is well targeted. Parents are highly positive about the academy’s work. Students are hard working, mature and courteous. Their behaviour in lessons and around the academy is exemplary. Teachers’ expectations of students’ progress and behaviour are high. Teachers’ dedication and professionalism ensure these expectations are fulfilled. Leaders and governors take effective action to ensure students are safe. The range of subjects and learning activities that students experience make an excellent contribution to their achievement and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. The academy’s leaders have an unremitting focus on securing further improvement in achievement, teaching and students’ personal development. Middle leaders are making a strong contribution to sustaining high performance and driving further improvement. Governors are knowledgeable about the academy’s performance and are playing an effective role in shaping future strategic developments.