The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (who are more commonly known as Ofsted) inspect and regulate academies and schools throughout England.

View the latest report JulY 2019

Inspection Judgements

Ofsted inspections have the following grades: Outstanding, Good, Satisfactory, and Inadequate.

As you can see below, Hareclive E-ACT Academy has been awarded the highest possible grade in every category.

  • Overall effectiveness                                                       – Outstanding 
  • Effectiveness of Leadership and management            – Outstanding 
  • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment             – Outstanding 
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare           – Outstanding
  • Outcomes for pupils – Outstanding
  • Early Years provision – Outstanding 

Key Findings

  • Since the multi-academy trust (MAT) took over the school in 2016, stringent systems and processes have ensured pupils’ progress has improved.
  • Trustees appointed the headteacher in September 2017. She has been steadfast in her determination to secure a safe environment that is conducive to learning.
  • The headteacher has worked relentlessly to ensure that parents and carers value the education of their children and help them to make better progress in school.
  • Teachers are well trained and provide pupils with consistently strong learning experiences, especially in English and mathematics.
  • Leaders spend pupil premium funding wisely and, as a result, disadvantaged pupils are making at least the same progress as other pupils nationally in the end of key stage 2 tests.
  • Leaders and staff work vigilantly and successfully to safeguard the many vulnerable children in the catchment.
  • Pupils, including disadvantaged pupils, attend school regularly and are keen to engage in their learning. Leaders challenge any nonattendance diligently.
  • Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make strong progress from their starting points because teachers understand their needs and plan for them.
  • Pupils are aware of the fundamental British values from a young age. They understand the importance of respect and tolerance and exhibit these features in their daily routines.
  • Pupils behave well throughout the day. For the pupils who have complex needs that make their behaviour more erratic, there are skilful adults to support them in their learning.
  • Children in Reception are making excellent progress, especially in their social and emotional development, so that they are ready to learn in Year 1.
  • The curriculum is broad. However, because of pupils’ low starting points, there has been a greater focus on English and mathematics.
  • There are very few pupils who enter school with a high level of ability. However, teachers are successfully helping these pupils, and others, to develop work of a higher standard.

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