Berkeley Academy


Name Berkeley Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Address Cranford Lane, Heston, Hounslow, TW5 9HQ
Phone Number 02085705700
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458 (54.1% boys 45.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.1
Academy Sponsor Advantage Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Hounslow
Percentage Free School Meals 30.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 86.3%
Persistent Absence 7.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 36.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (17 June 2014)
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This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

information about the achievement and

progress of pupils. Teachers quickly identify pupils experiencing difficulties and support them to make rapid and accelerated progress. The newly structured curriculum and day make a significant and positive contribution to the rapid rise in the progress of all pupils. The executive headteacher is passionate and fully committed to serving the best interests of the community. He leads the school with great diligence and determination. The Chair of Governors leads the governing body extremely well. Governors pursue their aim of achieving an outstanding standard of education at the school relentlessly.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Overall, pupils make outstanding progress from very low starting points. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage make exceptional progress. Achievement is outstanding in both English and mathematics, and often good or better in other subjects. Pupil premium funds are used consistently well to help eligible pupils achieve as well as, and often better than, their peers. Support provided for disabled pupils, those with special educational needs and those who speak English as an additional language is comprehensive, strong and very effective. Teaching is consistently outstanding in English and mathematics. It is at least good and improving across a range of subjects. Teachers plan their lessons meticulously and have high expectations of their pupils at all times. School leaders have implemented highly effective literacy and numeracy policies. Pupils demonstrate well-developed and rapidly improving skills in writing, reading, communication and mathematics. Relationships between adults and pupils are excellent and contribute significantly to the pupils’ success. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are full of enthusiasm for their learning and enjoy attending the school. Pupils feel safe and are very positive about their school. They are polite and respectful towards each other and towards adults. Conduct in lessons and around the school is impeccable. Attendance has risen rapidly this year and is now well above the national average. The quality of teaching and learning is checked rigorously and developed very effectively by all leaders. Robust and effective systems capture reliable information about the achievement and progress of pupils. Teachers quickly identify pupils experiencing difficulties and support them to make rapid and accelerated progress. The newly structured curriculum and day make a significant and positive contribution to the rapid rise in the progress of all pupils. The executive headteacher is passionate and fully committed to serving the best interests of the community. He leads the school with great diligence and determination. The Chair of Governors leads the governing body extremely well. Governors pursue their aim of achieving an outstanding standard of education at the school relentlessly.