Challenge Partners Review

Three students, a boy and two girls, are pictured standing outdoors amongst some trees on the academy grounds, smiling for the camera.

Dear Parent/Carer, 

Challenge Partners Review 

During this module, we welcomed colleagues from Challenge Partners to visit the Academy. Formed by current and former Principals, Vice Principals and Ofsted inspectors, Challenge Partners is a leading education charity that shares excellence practice across schools and trusts nationally through rigorous peer reviews. 

We were delighted by the outcome and feedback from our Challenge Partners review, which took place Wednesday 6th-Friday 8th March 2024. We were awarded the top accolade of “Leading” in all three inspection categories: Leadership at All Levels; Quality of Provision and Outcomes for Students; and Quality of Provision and Outcomes for Disadvantaged Students and Students with Additional Needs. 

We are one of only a top select group of schools nationally with this level of recognition, speaking to the high quality of education, pastoral care and personal development that we provide to all students. 

In addition to this, we have been accredited with an “Area of Excellence” in our SEND Provision. Our visitors have regarded us as a centre of national excellence for the teaching, learning and personal development of SEND students, and would now actively encourage other schools to visit our Academy to share this excellent practice. 

Everybody in the Academy has played a vital role in making this possible, and we are extremely proud of everybody’s collective achievements – students, families and staff alike. Attached to this letter is a copy of the report, which I am sure you will agree speaks to how we deliver our Academy motto in practice every day, so that together we can inspire, learn and achieve. 

As educators, we are committed to self-improvement and reflection, so that we can provide the best learning experience possible for students. Our visitors noted that we are already making strong progress on our Even Better Ifs, particularly as the Academy grows in size in terms of the number of students that we have the privilege of educating. 

Thank you for your continued support. 

Yours faithfully 

Ben Russell | Principal

Challenge Partners Report