The Kingston Academy

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About The Kingston Academy

Name The Kingston Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Ms Sophie Cavanagh
Address Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, KT2 5PE
Phone Number 02084656200
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 11-19
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1176
Local Authority Kingston upon Thames
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Since opening the school in September 2015, the headteacher has quickly established an ambitious culture which demands excellence for all. The trustees, headteacher and other senior leaders provide excellent leadership.

They have ensured that teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding. Pupils make very strong progress across English, mathematics, science and humanities. Standards across the curriculum are high.

Teachers ensure that pupils benefit from activities that deepen their thinking and stretch their skills. Leaders have established a stimulating learning environment. Teaching successfully challenges all groups of pup...ils to aim high and achieve their best.

Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is innovative and engages pupils' interests. Pupils of all abilities have numerous opportunities to develop their personal and social skills through an inspirational enrichment programme. Leaders and teachers check pupils' progress regularly.

Pupils identified as at risk of falling behind receive high-quality additional support that improves their knowledge and understanding. Pupils' attendance is above the national average, and pupils enjoy their time at school. Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school.

They are respectful, well-mannered and articulate. Overall, pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, including pupils in the specially resourced provision, make substantial progress. Disadvantaged pupils make excellent progress from their starting points, in line with their peers.

Information about this school

The school opened in September 2015. It is part of Kingston Educational Trust. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below average.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school has a specialist provision for nine pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. The school uses one alternative provider, Malden Oaks.

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