Outwood Academy Foxhills Rated Good with Outstanding Leadership

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Pupils and staff at Outwood Academy Foxhills are celebrating after the academy was rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ leadership in its latest Ofsted report this week.

Pupils and staff at Outwood Academy Foxhills are celebrating after the academy was rated ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ leadership in its latest Ofsted report this week.

The overall ‘Good’ rating caps a remarkable improvement for the Academy, which had been graded as ‘Inadequate’ in its previous inspection in 2014 as Invenio Academy.

Sir Michael Wilkins, Academy Principal and Chief Executive of Outwood Grange Academies Trust stated “I am always truly astounded by the hard work and commitment of students, staff and governors”. He hailed the Ofsted grading as being “a great reflection of the amazing achievement of this school”. Sir Michael also praised the “outstanding” leadership of Martyn Oliver and Julie Slater, Regional Chief Executives and Angela Hull, Principal at the academy.

Ofsted inspectors hailed the “consistently strong progress” and noted that “outcomes are continuing to improve”, underpinned by “high expectations of pupils and staff.”

The report added: “The passion for all pupils to do well permeates the academy” and “Leaders have made sure that there are excellent safeguarding procedures in place to protect pupils”.

The Ofsted rating is just the latest boost for the Academy, after it achieving record GCSE results for the last two years and moving 43 places to 8th of out 55 similar schools in the Department for Education’s Performance Tables published last week.

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