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This is a good school Leaders and governors are ambitious for the school.
Their focus and drive, despite significant changes in leadership at the start of the school year, have ensured that standards continue to improve. Governors know the strengths and weaknesses of the school and challenge leaders accordingly. The new leadership team have implemented well-targeted and effective training for teachers.
As a result, teaching is good in most subject areas and year groups. Subject and middle leaders are passionate and creative. They benefit from the range of development and training opportunities provided for them.
The curriculum is enhanced by trips, vi...sitors to the school, assemblies and extra-curricular clubs. As a result, pupils enjoy their learning. Vibrant displays around the school celebrate pupils.
creativity and diversity. The academy trust.s guiding principles of self-worth, engagement and sense of purpose underpin the curriculum.
As result, pupils. gain a good understanding of their role as citizens in the community. Pupils.
behaviour is exemplary. They are extremely courteous and polite to each other and visitors. The school.
s procedures for ensuring the safety of the pupils are effective. At the end of key stage 2 in 2016, a high proportion of pupils reached the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. Progress in reading for all groups of pupils is steadily improving across the school.
This is due to teachers using their assessment information well to closely match learning to pupils. needs. The most able pupils, and the most able disadvantaged pupils, do not make as much progress as they could in mathematics.
This is because teachers do not provide sufficiently challenging work for them. Pupils. basic skills develop well in English, mathematics and science.
However, leaders recognise that this is less successful in the wider curriculum.
Information about this school
Oak Hill Academy is a large junior school that joined the Aspirations Academy Trust in April 2014. The Aspirations Academies Trust has three other schools within the district.
One of these is a primary school, one is a secondary school and one is a studio school. The principal at Oak Hill Academy took up her post in September 2016. The Aspirations Academies Trust also appointed an executive principal to the school for two days per week.
The executive principal was also appointed in September 2016. Most pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and a high proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is above average.
The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is broadly similar to most schools. In 2015, the school met the government.s floor standards.
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school does not comply with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish about „how the school is to measure the impact and effect of its expenditure of the pupil premium allocation. and „the date of the school.
s next review of its pupil premium strategy.. By the end of the inspection, the school had updated the website to include this information.
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