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Academy celebrates dramatic Ofsted turnaround
Monday 29th May 2017 @ 15:39 by Adam Higgins
Gorton & Openshaw News

Pupils, parents and staff at a Gorton school are celebrating a fantastic Ofsted report.

Two years ago, the Oasis Academy Aspinal, an inclusive academy for children aged between three and 11, was categorised as ‘Requires Improvement’.

But following an inspection last month, Ofsted has now assessed the school to be ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ early years’ provision.

Ofsted praised leaders and governors for transforming the school, stating the head teacher had been a driving force for improvement.

In 2016 pupils in Year 6 exceeded expectations in reading, writing and maths, making such good progress they were among the best in the country.

Inspectors said they were also impressed by the Academy’s work with children from disadvantaged backgrounds.

It was noted that children in the Academy’s nursery, who often start with skills and knowledge below those typical for their age, make strong progress and are well prepared for school when they join the Academy’s Reception.

Principal of Oasis Academy Aspinal, Angela Sweeting, said: “We are delighted by this report from Ofsted, which reflects the progress Oasis Academy Aspinal has made.

“I am especially grateful to our pupils’ parents who have been so supportive, and to our staff team whose dedication to the pupils is nothing short of inspirational.

“I am so pleased Ofsted have highlighted our work to support each and every child. We are a school family that is passionate about inclusion, and about ensuring every pupil not only receives an exceptional education but also has the opportunities they need to flourish and fulfil their full potential.”

A total of 78 per cent of Oasis academies have been rated ‘Good’ or better by Ofsted.


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PROUD PUPILS: Children at Oasis Academy Aspinall celebrate the school’s amazing achievement.