Diwali Celebrations & End of Term
Students observing Diwali on 19th October must call the school office if they wish to take one day off for religious observance. Many thanks and we hope you have a wonderful day. Happy Diwali!
Term will end on Friday 20th October and all students will return to the academy on Wednesday 1st November 2017.
Have a safe and enjoyable break.
Ofsted and Performance Data
Ark Boulton Academy opened in September 2015.
During the Summer Term 2017, the academy had its' first Section 5 Ofsted Report.
We are delighted to let you know that inspectors have rated Ark Boulton Academy as 'Good' in every category:
- Effectiveness of leadership and management – Good.
- Quality of teaching, learning and assessment – Good.
- Personal development, behaviour and welfare – Good.
- Outcomes for pupils – Good.
Some of the key achievements in the report that were highlighted were in leadership and governance; “The highly effective leadership of the principal and her senior team has ensured the school has improved substantially. Governance is a strength of the school. As a result, the quality of learning, teaching and assessment has improved significantly and the school’s policies are consistently applied.”
The excellent behaviour and progress of our students; “Pupils are polite and helpful. Staff prepare pupils well for life in modern Britain. The curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. The focus on the Ark Boulton virtues such as charity, honesty, courage and commitment actively promotes the development of pupils’ social skills, empathy and understanding of right and wrong.”
The quality of our teaching and learning; “Teachers have high expectations of what pupils will do and achieve. Routines and procedures are well established” and “pupils currently in the school make good progress from their starting point.”
If you are a parent and would like to leave feedback for Ofsted about the academy, you can by visiting Parent View.
Our GCSE results in July 2016 saw 58% of students achieve grade A*-C in Maths and 66% in English; 52% of the cohort achieved a pass grade in both English and Mathematics with 48% achieving five A*-C GCSE grades that include English and Mathematics, an increase of 7% from last year’s results.
The academy's progress 8 result this year was -0.06. The attainment 8 score of the academy was 4.6 and 4% of the Year 11 cohort achieved Ebacc.
78% of students in Year 11 made the expected levels of progress in English and 58% made the expected levels of progress in Mathematics.
On completing their secondary education at Ark Boulton, our students progressed to the following destinations:
Herminder Channa, Principal at Ark Boulton Academy said:
"I am so proud of our students who have worked extremely hard to secure a strong set of results. Our students have shown remarkable strength of character, determination and commitment to ensure they achieved the results required for post 16, for further education and university, or through training. After speaking to students, it is clear to see the gratitude they have for teachers and staff at Ark Boulton for their continuous support. I would like to thank all staff and parents for their ongoing commitment and dedication to the academy. A real team effort!".
You can view our performance data tables here on the DfE school performance web page.