Ark Globe Academy Ofsted report

Wednesday 19 November 2014

On 23 and 24 October 2014 Ark Globe Academy had an Ofsted inspection. The report concluded “This is a good school”. In addition to this Ofsted rated our Early Years provision, Behaviour and Safety of pupils and Leadership and Management as ‘Outstanding’.

In summary the report says:

  • “Attainment in GCSE examinations is rising rapidly and is now above the national average. Students make good progress in English, mathematics and science.”
  • “Students achieve well in a range of subjects in the secondary academy and they make outstanding progress in the primary school.”
  • “Achievement in the primary school is outstanding. Pupils’ attainment has been consistently above average for the past three years and their progress is well above average. Pupils make particularly strong progress in mathematics, which is a specialist focus for the academy, and they clearly enjoy the varied and demanding tasks they are set. Teaching in the primary school and the early years is outstanding. Staff use their specialist knowledge of teaching literacy and numeracy very well to make sure pupils develop confidence in these subjects.”
  • “High-quality teaching using a wide range of stimulating activities ensures that children in the early years make an excellent start to their learning.”
  • “The sixth form is good. The students make good progress in their study programmes because they are well taught.”


Matt Jones, Principal, ARK Globe Academy said:
“This is a very pleasing report and an accurate reflection of progress made over the last two years. I am particularly proud that we achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Early Years provision and for Leadership & Management, this is testament to the hard work and commitment of all the adults who work at Ark Globe. However, I am most pleased about the Outstanding judgement for student behaviour, this shows that our children are proud of their academy and feel extremely safe and secure. I would like to thank all members of our community, for the help and encouragement I have personally received since being appointed Principal at Globe Academy.”

Read further detail and the full report