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.”
2019 Key Stage 4 Performance Headlines
Ark Globe Performance
What does it mean?
|KS2-KS4 (Y7-Y11) Progress 8 of students||+0.45||The Progress 8 measure looks at student performance in 8 subjects (including English, Maths and Science). A Progress 8 score of 0 indicates that students have made expected progress from the end of Key Stage 2 to the end of Key Stage 4. A negative Progress 8 score indicates that students have made less progress than expected. A positive Progress 8 score indicates that students have made more progress than expected.
Students at Globe, on average, attain almost half a grade more than they are expected to.
|Year 11 Average Attainment 8 of pupils||4.6||The Attainment 8 measure looks at the average grade across 8 subjects. The average attainment at Globe is just below a B grade.|
|Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 4 or better in English and Maths GCSE at the end of Year 11||58%||A Grade 4 is equivalent to the old Grade B.|
|Percentage of pupils achieving a Grade 5 or better in English and Maths GCSE at the end of Year 11||36%||A Grade 5 is equivalent to the old Grade B.|
|Average grade in the English Baccalaureate||4.3
|The English Baccalaureate is a collection of subjects that includes English, Maths, Science, History, Geography and Modern Foreign Languages. 70% of our students gained the English Baccalaureate.|
|Percentage of students attaining a Grade 4 or better in the English Baccalaureate||44%|
|Percentage of students attaining a Grade 5 or better in the English Baccalaureate||19%|
2019 Key Stage 5 Performance Headlines
Ark Globe Performance
What does it mean?
|KS4 - 5 Progress of students||0.1 (TBC)
|Students make better than expected progress from KS4 to KS5.
|Year 13 Average Attainment Grade||C+ for A Level
Distinction + for Vocational
|Students on both the A Level and Vocational routes have above average attainment.|
|% students achieving 3 or more grade A*-C qualifications||77%||Globe students left with above average grades.
73% went on to Top Third Universities.
|% of students attaining 3 or more A*-B||48%||Almost half our students get top grades in multiple subjects.|
|ALPS||2||An ALPS scale measures Sixth Form outcomes. The ALPS scale ranges from 1-9 with an ALPS of 2 or above putting outcomes in the top 10% in the country. Globe’s Sixth Form has secured an ALPS 2 for the past three years.|
|Level 3 Value Added Academic||TBC||The level 3 value added information will be released by late autumn by the Department for Education.|
|Average points per entry||33.0|
|Level 3 Value Added Vocational||TBC||The level 3 value added information will be released by late autumn by the Department for Education.|
|Average points per entry||38.4|
In the academic year 2018 - 2019 at the end of Year 13 100% of students received a university offer, 98% of students accepted university offers. Out of this 33% went to a Russell Group university and 73% went to a ‘Top third’ university.
In the academic year 2018 - 2019 100% of Year 11 students were accepted into a 6th Form, College or apprenticeship. Out of those who were accepted, 62% of students received their 1st choice preference and 43% received their 2nd, 3rd or other choice.
End of year attendance data for 2018/2019
|Primary (Reception – Year 6)||95.9%|
|Secondary (Years 7 – 11)||95.7%|
|Sixth Form (Year 12 & 13)||96.8%|