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’. [1] 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.”

 

View the Ofsted School Data Dashboard page for ARK Globe Academy.

View Ark Globe Academy's School details on the Department for Education website

 

Performance Data

2020 Key Stage 4 Performance Headlines

Ark Globe Performance

What does it mean? 

KS2-KS4 (Y7-Y11) Progress 8 of students +0.68 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 4.9 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 70% 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 44% A Grade 5 is equivalent to the old Grade B.
Average grade in the English Baccalaureate 4.7                     

 

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 52%  
Percentage of students attaining a Grade 5 or better in the English Baccalaureate 25%  

 

2020 Key Stage 5 Performance Headlines

Ark Globe Performance

What does it mean?

KS4 - 5 Progress of students  + 0.85           

                                    

Students make better than expected progress from KS4 to KS5.             

            

Year 13 Average Attainment Grade B 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 98% Globe students left with above average grades.             

70% went on to Top Third Universities.

% of students attaining 3 or more A*-B 73% 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.
Retention  90%  
Maths Progress TBC  
English Progress TBC  
Level 3 Value Added Academic N/A Due to the nature of the academic year in 2020, performance data is not being analysed by the DFE in the same way as previous years.
Average points per entry 42.7  
Level 3 Value Added Vocational N/A Due to the nature of the academic year in 2020, performance data is not being analysed by the DFE in the same way as previous years.
Average points per entry 43.2  

Student Destinations 

In the academic year 2019 - 2020 at the end of Year 13 100% of students received a university offer, 100% of students accepted university offers with 4 students choosing to accept their place next academic year. Out of this 36% went to a Russell Group university and 72% went to a ‘Top third’ university and 4 went onto Oxbridge Universities.

In the academic year 2019 - 2020 99.2% of Year 11 students were accepted into a 6th Form, College or apprenticeship. Out of those who were accepted, 65.6% of students received their 1st choice preference and 33.6% received their 2nd, 3rd or other choice.

You can find the previous year's destination information here: Destinations 2018-2019

Attendance Data 

Attendance for 2019/2020

Primary (Reception – Year 6) 95.96%
Secondary (Years 7 – 11) 95.27%
Sixth Form (Years 12 and 13) 97.38%

Please note that due to the impact of COVID-19 and the absence of the summer school census, the DfE have made the following changes: Termly Attendance Module - Summer term attendance will not be collected. The data above therefore covers the period of September 2019 – March 2020. You can see the previous year's data here: Attandance Data 2018-2019