Ofsted Report 2016
Following our recent Ofsted Inspection, Isca Academy is delighted to announce that we were graded 'Good' in every category.
Aimee Mitchell, Headteacher, said: “We are delighted with the report, and the much deserved recognition that this gives to the calibre and dedication of our staff team, the talents of our students and the strength of our school community. Isca Academy is a vibrant and ambitious school where every child can achieve and exceed their greatest expectations.”
The inspection follows strong GCSE results in 2016; demonstrating that Isca Academy students make progress significantly above the national average across the range of abilities and subjects.
The report described Isca Academy students as “considerate, polite”, “confident” and “eager to learn”, as a reflection of “the care given by staff to pupils”. The school’s strong stance on tolerance and preventing bullying was reflected in both student and parent feedback, with 98% of parents confirming that their child feels safe at the school. The report identified the school’s ethos as “one of high expectations and positive relationships”.
The range of extra-curricular activities offered to students at Isca Academy also stood out, being described by inspectors and parents alike as “impressive”. One parent commented: “Isca Academy is genuinely life enriching beyond the academic”.
Miss Mitchell concluded: “We are passionate about providing high quality, comprehensive education, and are extremely ambitious for every child in our school, whatever their starting point. I hope that this report will continue to ensure that Isca Academy is the school of choice for our local community.”
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