Outstanding end to school’s year

Bourton Meadow Academy celebrates 4th Outstanding Ofsted report
Bourton Meadow Academy celebrates 4th Outstanding Ofsted report

Bourton Meadow Academy, in Buckingham, had an Outstanding end-of-term celebration, after receiving its fourth glowing Ofsted report in a row.

Following an inspection at the beginning of July, the school has been judged Outstanding inevery aspect.

Achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and the leadership and management of the school all impressed the team of five inspectors who sat in 33 lessons, observed pupils receiving additional support, looked at pupils’ work in their books and listened to them read.

Inspectors also met a group of pupils and governors and reviewed 150 responses from parents to an online questionnaire.

Lead Ofsted inspector Mehar Brar praised staff at Bourton Meadow Academy for “pupils’ outstanding achievement and excellent attitudes to their learning” and the “exemplary behaviour throughout the school”.

Thanking parents for their support for the school, headteacher Amanda Taylor-Hopkins said: “It is a testament to the hard work and efforts of all involved with the academy that the inspection team were all impressed with the exceptionally high standards achieved.

“The inspectors commented that it is rare for a school which was judged Outstanding under the old Ofsted framework of 2010 to meet that level again under the more rigorous framework of 2013.

“They said it was an exceptional achievement.”