Ofsted Inspection

The school continues to be GOOD!

On the 12th July 2019, Grange Lane Infant Academy received a visit by Ofsted. The inspector found that based on the evidence gathered during the short visit, that he was of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas.

The report details how the school has the highest expectations and aspirations for all pupils and staff. The ‘can’t do yet’ point of view and belief that every child can achieve no matter what their background permeates the school. This means all pupils are improving year on year and more pupils are working at a greater depth than previously.

Over the years there has been a strong focus on developing the learning environment, across the whole academy site. From the introduction of the 2 year old nursery, building a new nursery building with extensive outdoor provision so a seamless transition into main school and reception is possible, and modernisation of the KS1 classrooms. It is with delight that these improvements have been recognised and commended in the report.

Mrs Chappell feels that in partnership with Governors, staff, parents, children and the local community, she is sure that the school will continue to strive towards excellence and would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has supported the academy at any point.

The full report can be found using the link below.