IKB Academy

Name IKB Academy
Website http://www.ikbacademy.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 11 April 2018
Address 68 Bath Road, Bristol, BS31 1SP
Phone Number 01179161025
Type Academy
Age Range 14-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 165 (77% boys 23% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.4
Academy Sponsor Wellsway Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Bath and North East Somerset
Percentage Free School Meals 9.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

IKB Academy is a STEM studio school. It is part of the Wellsway multi-academy trust and is on the same site as Wellsway School. The school became an academy in September 2015 and moved to its new buildings in March 2016. IKB Academy is smaller than the average-sized secondary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average and is below the national average for those who have an education, health and care plan. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at key stage 4. The sixth form outcomes are above the national threshold.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Leaders and governors have not promoted the spiritual, moral, social and cultural curriculum effectively. Too many pupils are not aware of fundamental British values. As a result, some pupils are not prepared well for life in modern Britain. Some teachers are not regularly checking students’ misconceptions in the sixth form in line with school policy, so learners are not as successful in a minority of subjects. Health and safety aspects in practical technology are not enforced on a regular basis. Consequently, there are occasional lapses in tidiness and protective features. Leaders have failed to ensure that personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education is taught well in the 16 to 19 programmes of study. The school has the following strengths The headteacher is a strong leader. She has built a popular and successful school from scratch. She has worked tirelessly to ensure success in a number of areas, such as good progress in key stage 4. Pupils behave well in school. The high number of exclusions in previous years has reduced greatly and is now in line with national averages. Pupils understand about keeping themselves safe. Leaders ensure that vulnerable pupils are cared for well. There are effective systems in place for checking and tracking pupils’ progress. Teachers intervene in a timely manner in key stage 4 when pupils are falling behind in their work. The multi-academy trust adds value to the school by ensuring that the academic curriculum is broad and balanced. Pupils can take subjects in addition to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), at the secondary comprehensive on the same site.