Hammond Academy receives GOOD rating in recent Ofsted inspection

We are delighted to announce that Hammond Academy has received a Good rating from their recent Ofsted inspection, which took place on the 20th & 21st June 2023.

The Ofsted inspectors praised the leadership team for creating a school environment where the ‘Hammond Learner’ is happy, motivated and wants to do well. “There are many changes that have taken place in the school, which pupils recognise. They know that the calmer environment is a result of the new behaviour systems.”

They also commended the teachers for how they “carefully adapt lessons to meet individual pupil’s needs, including those with special education needs and/or disabilities (SEND).” They mentioned that staff are ambitious for the pupils at the school and that clear expectations are set.

The school places a strong emphasis on reading and have recently opened a new school library. The report highlights that “pupils read for pleasure” and “early reading is consistently taught well”. The inspectors emphasise that “this is due to the high-quality training that staff have received.”

The Ofsted Inspectors concluded that “a lot of effective work to improve provision has taken place in the school in a short time”.

Vicky Parsey, CEO of Aspire Academies Trust commented “We are thrilled with the outcome of the recent Ofsted inspection and proud of the hard work and dedication of the staff, children and parents at Hammond Academy”.