Eastfield Academy in Northampton rated ‘good with outstanding features’ by Ofsted

Children at eastfield Acadmey in Northampton NNL-140723-124737001
Children at eastfield Acadmey in Northampton NNL-140723-124737001

Staff and pupils at a Northampton primary school are celebrating after the school was rated “good with outstanding features” by Ofsted.

Eastfield Academy was visited by inspectors from the Government’s education watchdog last month and they spent two days observing lessons and interviewing staff, pupils, governors and a representative from the sponsor, the David Ross Education Trust.

The inspectors found that teachers devise imaginative activities for pupils that engage them well in learning and attendance is now above average reflecting “pupil’s enjoyment of school.”

Chris Hill, Headteacher, said: “The inspectors said how impressed they were with the school. The general feedback was that we are on the cusp of being graded as an outstanding school, there are just a few minor areas to address in order for us to get that against the new monitoring framework.

“Our Key Stage Two results also saw a significant increase this year, we have been winning sports tournaments left, right and centre and Ofsted praised our collaboration with the David Ross Education Trust. We really are offering our children some outstanding enrichment opportunities and giving them the best possible platform to succeed after they have left here.”

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of DRET said: “This is a great result for Eastfield. They work relentlessly to improve pupil outcomes and cater for the many and varied needs of all their students.

“Whilst I am delighted with the outcome, we will be taking the feedback on board so we can ensure we will reach Outstanding at our next inspection. We will continue working hard to make sure this academy goes from strength to strength. “