Ocean Academy Poole


Name Ocean Academy Poole
Website www.aatocean.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 May 2018
Address Fourways Campus, Constitution Hill Road, Parkstone, Poole, Dorset, BH14 0PZ
Phone Number 01202606888
Type Academy
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 357 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.3
Academy Sponsor Aspirations Academies Trust
Local Authority Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Percentage Free School Meals 13.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.2%
Persisitent Absence 4.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Ocean Academy Poole was opened in September 2015. It is part of the Aspirations Academy Trust. Currently, it has pupils in Years 3, 4 and 5. It is similar in size to other junior schools nationally. The executive principal was appointed in April 2015 and the principal takes up her full-time post in June 2018. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive principal has established a successful and oversubscribed school in just three years. Trust leaders hold school leaders to account well. The trust provides strong professional development. This includes training and leadership roles within local trust schools. Teachers have high expectations and have established good routines. As a result, pupils are engaged in their learning and make good progress. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are progressing as well as their peers. The curriculum is full of exciting opportunities for pupils to learn in varied ways. Pupils gain many rich experiences. Parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school. Pupils behave in an exemplary manner around the school and in lessons. They show respect for each other, teachers and visitors. Well-trained staff look after pupils’ emotional and physical well-being very effectively. Pupils feel safe and are safe within the school. They are taught well about how to stay safe in a coastal area, which is very relevant because : of the school’s location. Teaching does not stretch and challenge the most able pupils, including the most able disadvantaged, frequently enough. A few teachers are weaker in their practice, which leads to inconsistencies in pupils’ learning. Pupils’ attendance is good. Staff have communicated effectively with parents to make sure previous poor attendance has improved. Learning in foundation subjects lacks sufficient structure. The most able are not provided with learning that deepens their understanding and low-ability pupils are not supported adequately in these subjects.