Olive Ap Academy - Havering

Name Olive Ap Academy - Havering
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 15 May 2019
Address Inskip Drive, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3UR
Phone Number 01708478892
Type Academy
Age Range 4-16
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 24 (79% boys 21% girls)
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 37.5%
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Since September 2016, the school has been sponsored by the Olive Academies Trust. The executive headteacher is also the chief executive officer of the trust. The predecessor school was a maintained provision under the authority of the local authority. The school provides short-term education and support to pupils who are vulnerable to exclusion, and longer-term placements for those permanently excluded from their mainstream schools. The school has capacity for up to 64 pupils aged between 11 and 16. The final phase of a major building project is nearing completion. The school currently uses two alternative providers. These are Future Gateways and Lambourne End. The school receives pupil premium funding for approximately half of its pupils. This is well above the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement The quality of teaching is not yet strong enough to bring about consistently strong progress across the curriculum. Pupils do not make as much progress across the curriculum from their starting points as they are capable of. Despite improvements in pupils’ attendance, it remains too low. Too many pupils do not access full-time provision. Where teaching does not engage or challenge pupils, their behaviour deteriorates. The school has the following strengths Leaders have a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of the school. Governance is strong. The implementation of clear and effective systems ensure that the Olive Academy Trust has a clear picture of the school’s performance. The academy advisory board (AAB) provides the right balance of challenge and support for school leaders. Teaching in some subjects is highly effective with teachers’ skilled approaches resulting in pupils engaging positively and productively in their learning. Parents have confidence in leaders’ ability to provide a safe environment for their children. They understand the systems used by leaders and value the regular communication they have with the school. The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. This results in pupils’ increased resilience and self-confidence. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils feel safe in school. Parents value the close relationship they have with the school and have confidence in leaders’ work.