We are delighted to report that following our recent Ofsted inspection in June 2017 that St Matthew Academy received very positive feedback on most aspects of academy life. Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare has been judged as 'Good' with inspectors stating 'The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good.’ It is pleasing to note that they also said that 'As pupils’ progress through the school, they grow in self-confidence and ambition.’
Furthermore, our Early Years Provision has been judged as 'Good' with inspectors stating ‘The Early Years leader, ably supported by a consultant, has improved all aspects of the Early Years provision. Because of good teaching, children make good progress in all areas of learning.’
Additionally, the Effectiveness of Leadership and Management was also judged as 'Good'. Inspectors described Academy leaders as having 'a very strong capacity for further improvement to reach the goals to which they aspire.’ They also pointed out that ‘… middle leaders are enthusiastic and keen to drive forward improvements.’
The report correctly identified that there are still some aspects of the school that require improvement. We can assure you that everyone at the Academy will use this report to further consolidate the improvements made. With this aim in place we are confident that we will deliver the highest educational standards so we can truly live up to our motto of ‘let your light shine’. Teaching and learning remains our core purpose, we will ensure we deliver consistently high quality education for all pupils in all subjects and at every level.
Below is our most recent Ofsted Report. You can also click here for a link to the Ofsted page where historical reports can be found.
We welcome your feedback on what we are doing well and what we could do even better at St Matthew Academy. Parents and carers are encouraged to complete a questionnaire when they attend Parents' Evening or other Academy events however parents and carers can complete Parent View (parentview.ofsted.gov.uk) online at any time.