Wold celebrate ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted grading

Wold Academy are celebrating after being graded as ‘outstanding’ in every category by Ofsted.

The Hull primary school, which was put into special measures in their last report in 2012, received the highest possible grading by the education watchdog.

After a thorough two-day assessment, inspectors were impressed with the ‘rapid improvements’ that have been made since the academy joined the David Ross Education Trust in October 2013.

The academy was rated as “outstanding” in every category, including leadership and management, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and Early Years Provision.

The report stated that: “The Executive Principal’s drive and ambition for the academy, coupled with her passion for all pupils to do well, makes a major contribution to this outstanding academy. Both she, and the Associate Principal, have created a culture of high expectations and high aspirations in which staff and pupils are working towards academic and personal excellence."

The report also commented on the exceptional teaching available every day,” stating that “pupils make rapid and sustained progress in reading, writing and mathematics to reach standards that are above average.”

Mrs Lewis, Associate Principal, said: “As a school we are particularly proud of our Early Years Provision and we are excited to use principles of the EYFS across our curriculum. Parents help support their children's learning at Wold and that is really important to us.”

Leah Charlesworth, Executive Principal, said: “We can find no other school in the north of England that has moved so quickly and convincingly from a special measures rating to Outstanding. Everything we do, be it academically or extra-curricular, is centered around our pupils and what they need in order to reach their potential."

Work is currently underway for a brand new building to house the academy. Staff and pupils will move into the new facilities in Spring 2016. The academy are also investing in a software programme which  facilitates parental involvement in home school learning.

Leah Charlesworth continued: “The future looks increasingly bright for Wold Academy. This recognition by Ofsted, combined with a strong set of Key Stage 2 results and a brand new building show that we are on a very positive course.

“I feel this is only the beginning of our journey. We will continue to work tirelessly to make sure this school remains an outstanding place for our pupils to learn.”