Ofsted report 2014

Dear Parents and Carers

Please find attached our latest Ofsted inspection report.  Despite a much more challenging framework, we were pleased to able to secure an overall judgement of Good with Outstanding behaviour and safety.  The report reads extremely positively and many of the excellent features of a Dixons education are recognised. We were of course a little disappointed to have just missed out on an overall Outstanding, particularly as this school is such a special place which delivers consistently excellent results.  

To reach a secure Outstanding at the next inspection, we need to ensure that there is more outstanding teaching and that students of lower ability and those in receipt of the Pupil Premium make the same progress as other groups of students.  We are confident that we are already well on the way to achieving these areas for improvement.

Our students were an absolute credit to the Academy during the two days of the inspection and, as always, we were incredibly proud of how they presented themselves to our visitors.   Thank you to the parents who responded to the Ofsted questionnaire who were overwhelmingly positive about our Academy. 

Yours faithfully

Shirley Watson

Principal