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OFSTED 2018 - 2019

Sunnyside Primary Academy

Sunnyside Primary Academy start the new academic year with a glowing Ofsted report that recognises the Academy as a "Good" school.  Being described as a “caring school, with a family feel that enables each pupil to be known and valued”.

The Principal, Nicola Sayers, and her team at the primary academy received praise for their strong and effective approach to leadership of the academy, with Ofsted noting that they have a “relentless focus on improving the quality of teaching. She said: “I am so pleased that the efforts of every colleague at the academy have been recognised once again by Ofsted. Staff, parents and of course our wonderful pupils, along with our colleagues at Greenwood Academies Trust have all contributed to this excellent result. I would like to thank everyone who has played their part in this success. We look forward to continuing our journey of ongoing improvement.”

Wayne Norrie, CEO of Greenwood Academies Trust, congratulated Mrs Sayers and her staff for this excellent report.

For the full Ofsted report please click here

Woodvale Primary Academy 

Woodvale Primary Academy, located in Northampton, has been praised by Ofsted for providing a highly creative and inspiring environment for its pupils in its latest inspection, which rated the school ‘Good’.  


Following the academy’s first ever inspection in 2014, where it was commended for its “high expectations”, the academy has again received recognition from Ofsted for its dedication and hard work to create an environment which allows for every pupil to thrive.

Principal David Ribbins, alongside his leadership team, were complimented for “developing strong links” with both the academy’s sponsor, Greenwood Academies Trust, and its wider community.

Inspectors also praised the academy’s attention to pupil wellbeing and welfare. Pupils state that they “feel happy at school” and enjoy the external trips and inventive lessons planned by staff, such as the Year 6 classrooms being set up as air-raid shelters to match those used in the Second World War.

The leadership team at Woodvale Primary Academy were also commended for their effective guidance, and for the support they provide to staff which allows them to make good progress in their careers, something both the academy and Greenwood Academies Trust pride themselves on.

Wayne Norrie, CEO of Greenwood Academies Trust, said:

We are thrilled for Mr Ribbins and his team at Woodvale Primary Academy. The Ofsted report clearly recognises the academy’s commitment to provide pupils with the best possible education in an environment that helps them to thrive.

“The Trust looks forward to seeing what’s next for the academy, and we will continue to support them in every way that we can as they press ahead with their journey to become an Outstanding academy.”

For the full Ofsted report please click here

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