Gloucester Academy praised by Ofsted
In May, Gloucester Academy was visited by Ofsted for its second monitoring inspection. The latest progress report was full of praise for the school, which is preparing to move into its new £15million building in September.
Inspector Lorna Brackstone said, "Student progress has accelerated and standards are improving. Extra sessions and revision classes are supporting students who have gaps in their learning.
Some groups of students at risk of not doing as well as their classmates, for example those who are disabled or have special educational needs, those eligible for free school meals and persistent absentees, have improved their attendance. This is because they are individually supported and links between home and the academy have been successfully forged."
Principal, John Reilly, said, "We are pleased the improvement we have made has been recognised. It is a fair reflection of all the hard work that has been put in by staff and pupils. We realise there is much still to do to raise standards and we look forward to the summer exam results and moving to our new building."