Ofsted and performance data
Ofsted inspected Ark Globe Academy in October 2018 in a one day short inspection. In the new framework, schools that have been previously judged good have a short one day inspection called a ‘Section 8 inspection’.
For all schools nationally, a short inspection will not result in individual graded judgements. It will not change the overall effectiveness grade of the school. If the inspection is converted to a section 5 inspection, then inspectors will make the full set of graded judgements using the four-point grading scale, required under section 5. There are four possible outcomes for a short inspection. These are explained below:
- Outcome 1 – the school continues to be a good school
- Outcome 2 – the school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection, which will typically take place within one to two years after the publication of the section 8 short inspection report
- Outcome 3 – the lead inspector is not satisfied that the school would receive at least its current grade if a section 5 inspection were carried out now. The school will be informed that its next inspection will be a section 5 inspection within the statutory timeframe, which will typically take place within one to two years after the publication of the section 8 short inspection report
- Outcome 4 – the lead inspector has gathered evidence that suggests the school may be inadequate in one or more of the graded judgements under section 5 inspections; there are serious concerns about safeguarding, pupils’ behaviour or the quality of education; there are concerns that the performance of an outstanding non-exempt school could be declining to ‘requires improvement’.  The short inspection will be converted to a section 5 inspection, usually within 48 hours.
We are pleased to say that the outcome of our inspection was outcome 2, which indicates that the school has provided enough evidence to say that Ark Globe Academy could be outstanding.
Read the full report now - Ark Globe Academy Ofsted Report 2018.pdf
Matt Jones, Principal, Ark Globe Academy said: “The letter and the outcome received from our latest Ofsted inspection is the best any academy can get under the new framework. As Principal, I am extremely proud of our Academy community. I would like to thank our children, their families, our staff and friends of Ark Globe Academy for their continued support and for making Ark Globe a very special place to be.”
2018 Key Stage 4 Performance Headlines
Ark Globe Figure
National Average Figure
|KS2 - KS4 (Year 7 to 11) Progress 8 of pupils||+0.44||0.0||Progress from Year 7 to 11 is well above the majority of schools in England. Students at Globe, on average, gain almost half a grade more than they are expected to, due to an outstanding commitment to quality teaching & learning and a culture of high aspiration.|
|Year 11 Average Attainment 8 of pupils||4.64||4.46||The average attainment in Year 11 is a C to B grade. This is above the national benchmark by over half a grade.|
|Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 4 or better in English and Maths GCSE at the end of Year 11||67%||63.9%||Percentage achieving English and Maths GCSE benchmark is in above the average across England’s schools.|
|Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 5 or better in English and Maths GCSE at the end of Year 11||48%||39.6%||Percentage achieving English and Maths GCSE benchmark is in above the average across England’s schools.|
|Average grade in the English Baccalaureate||4.32
|To be released in January 2019||Average grade in the English Baccalaureate is only 0.32 from A8 suggesting that performance in the most academic subjects in year 11 is almost in line with all subjects.|
2018 Key Stage 5 Performance Headlines
|KS4 - 5 Progress of students
Academic A Level route
|Students make better than expected progress from KS4 to KS5. Students at Globe studying Academic subjects, on average, gain a third of a grade more than they are expected to at our sixth form.|
|Year 13 Average Attainment grade||B||31% of grades attained were A+ & 64% were B+|
|% students achieving 3 or more grade A*-B qualifications||45%||Almost half our students get top grades in multiple subjects.|
|ALPS||2||This is a holistic score comprising of progress of all year 13 students across all subjects. This is defined as outstanding and places Globe in the top 10% of schools nationally.|
|Progress in English||7 students with 71% pass rate|
|Progress in Maths||2 students with 0% pass rate|
|Retention: The proportion of students that are retained to the end of Year 13.||83%||Retention is above the average for the majority of 16-19 providers in England.|
Key measures 2018 Year 13
|Level 3 Value added overall||+0.16|
|Average points per entry||37.6|
|Level 3 value added vocational||-0.07|
|Average point per entry||37.9|
In the academic year 2017 - 2018 at the end of Year 13 100% of students received a university offer, 97.4% of students accepted university offers. Out of this 29% went to a Russell Group university and 78% went to a ‘Top third’ university or course.
In the academic year 2017 - 2018 99% of Year 11 students were accepted into a 6th Form, College or apprenticeship. Out of those who were accepted, 53% of students received their 1st choice preference and 46% received their 2nd, 3rd or other choice.
End of year attendance data for 2017/2018
|Primary (Reception – Year 6)||96.3%|
|Secondary (Years 7 – 11)||95.9%|
|Sixth Form (Year 12 & 13)||95.7%|