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Congratulations to Nethergate Academy after its latest Ofsted inspection found it continues to be ‘Outstanding’ with no identified areas of improvement.

The school provides high quality education for 168 children and young people with special educational needs (SEN).

Since its last inspection in 2018, it has had a significant growth in pupil numbers due to an increase in demand for specialist SEN school places and has opened a specialist provision for pupils with autism spectrum disorder.

The report highlighted that “communication, safety, well-being and independence underpin every aspect of the school’s provision”.

A blend of pastoral and academic successes is woven throughout the report.

Inspectors found that “pupils are kind to each other”. Their feedback stated that “pupils believe that bullying is very rare in the school. This is the case. The few issues that do arise are dealt with swiftly and effectively.”

During the inspection, Ofsted witnessed staff having “high expectations of every pupil” and using “their knowledge of each individual to adapt the curriculum”. Pupils at Nethergate Academy were found to “achieve exceptionally well” and were said to be “thoroughly prepared for their next steps.”

Inspectors also considered the responses to the Ofsted Parent View survey in their judgement which revealed 100% of parents would recommend the school.

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