Ofsted: A GOOD School

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Ofsted Inspectors find that Dashwood is a GOOD school in all areas.

We are delighted that OFSTED inspectors have categorised the school as Good in all areas. This is an excellent result for the school and recognises all the hard work done by staff, pupils and parents to create what OFSTED call a

‘Close knit and popular school where pupils are happy and achieve well’

We are very pleased that the curriculum within the classroom and beyond, the use of outdoor learning spaces and writing have all been recognised among the many strengths throughout the school. All staff have worked extremely hard to provide a stimulating and engaging learning environment for the pupils.

As an Aspirations Academies Trust school the pupil voice is central to the ethos of the school and again it was reassuring to read that OFSTED were told by the pupils that they felt school leaders value their opinion.

It was very encouraging to see that the report acknowledges the Senior Leadership’s clarity regarding the strengths and weaknesses of the school. The school improvement plan, together with strong governors, is also acknowledged as driving the success of the school.

 ‘Leaders are determined to be an outstanding school’

This report shows that Dashwood Banbury Academy really is a ‘Great Place to Learn’ and is well placed to become even better as it expands.


You can read the full report here: Ofsted Inspection Report 14-15 January 2014
or on the Ofsted website: Dashwood Banbury Academy Ofsted Report