Goole Academy is a ‘GOOD’ school!

Following their recent inspection on 21st and 22nd September 2022, the school is now in receipt of the final report from OFSTED, (which will also be published on their website shortly). 

Grades that can be awarded are Outstanding (1), Good (2), Requires Improvement (3) or Inadequate (4).

Julian Harrison, Associate Executive Principal, said, ‘I am delighted to announce that for the first time in a decade, Goole Academy is officially a ‘Good’ school.’  Previously the school was judged as ‘Requires Improvement’ (3) in 2015, and prior to that, the school had been graded as ‘Inadequate’ and was placed in ‘Special Measures’ (4) in 2013.

The inspection process was very thorough, and a number of judgements were made about the progress of the school.  These are summarised below:

Overall effectiveness                        Good

The quality of education                  Good

Behaviour and attitudes                  Good

Personal development                     Good

Leadership and management         Good

The inspection team noted the strong progress that has been made since working with Delta Academies Trust.  OFSTED said, ‘Leaders are ambitious and determined for all pupils to succeed.’  They praised children stating that, ‘Pupils at Goole Academy conduct themselves well in lessons and around school. There is a calm and orderly atmosphere.’; andwent on to say, ‘Pupils feel safe in school’ and that they are ‘able to focus on their learning in lessons.’. The report also states that staff feel valued and are proud to work at the school.

Mr Harrison said, ‘We could not have achieved this without parental support, our amazing children, Academy Advisory Board, and a hugely dedicated staff team.  Without their hard work and commitment, Goole Academy would not be such a wonderful place to learn, work and succeed.’ Adding that ‘I am fiercely proud of everything we’ve been able to achieve here at Goole Academy and I look forward to continuing this strong upward trajectory.  We will now work towards becoming an ‘Outstanding School’.  This report and our most recent results suggest this is within our grasp – especially as we are now in the top 10% of schools nationally for progress.’

Click here to read the report.