Northampton’s The Arbours Primary Academy celebrates ‘GOOD’ Ofsted rating

Northampton’s The Arbours Primary Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has announced the findings of their latest Ofsted inspection.

Following a short one-day inspection, Her Majesty’s Inspectors judged that the primary school continues to be good and praised the academy for the accelerated improvements against all previous findings since the last inspection in 2014.

The Ofsted report outlines key actions and improvements made at the school. It states that: ‘The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The Head teacher and other leaders are diligent, committed and have high expectations of all pupils and have created a vibrant school community where the values are at the forefront of everyone’s mind.’

Trudy Cotchin, Principal at The Arbours Primary Academy, stated: “We have worked tirelessly to make many improvements for our pupils and we are all very proud of what we have achieved.

“It is wonderful that Ofsted has acknowledged the impact of our work and I would like to thank all our staff, pupils and parents for their ongoing support.”

The Ofsted report praised staff for their great care towards pupils and for showing warmth and consideration when providing tailored, specialist and individualised support to ensure all pupils’ needs are met.

Ofsted also noted that:

  • Staff have exceptionally high expectations of all pupils.
  • The school is a vibrant and enjoyable place to be.
  • Pupils are well behaved and are caring towards each other. They are proud of their school and work their hardest.

The Arbours Primary Academy has been part of the David Ross Education Trust since January 2013. As a leading multi-academy trust, it is committed to giving every child a world-class education.

Trudy Cotchin added: “The support from the David Ross Education Trust has been invaluable. The Trust’s pioneering enrichment programme provides our pupils with access to a number of educational, music and sporting opportunities that would otherwise not have been possible.

“We are incredibly pleased by our ‘Good’ rating at this inspection and we look forward to continuing our journey towards Outstanding.”