Admirals Academy in Thetford has been rated a good school and is well on the way to achieving outstanding status according to Ofsted inspectors.
The school, which became an academy 18 months ago and has 323 pupils aged seven to 11, has been judged good in all four categories with praise for leadership, progress in pupil achievement and quality of teaching. This is two years after the previous primary school was judged ‘satisfactory’.
Headteacher Theresa Rogers said: “We’re absolutely delighted with the inspection and our success has been a real team effort. The Ofsted report fully supports our belief that Admirals Academy is a great school and we’re so proud that all the hard work of our staff, pupils, governors and sponsors has been recognised.”
Inspectors report that standards in reading and mathematics are above average and during the spring term almost every class had made progress that was much better than expected nationally.
There is also evidence that there are above average standards in other subjects but there needed to be improvements in information and communication technology which the school is addressing with new ICT equipment and training.
The quality of teaching had rapidly improved and had a positive impact on pupil’s progress. Teachers created good conditions for ‘positive and purposeful’ learning, the report added.
Leadership is outstanding, self evaluation is accurate and sponsor, The Academy Transformation Trust has provided very effective support.