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Lansdown Park Academy Gets Encouraging Report From Ofsted

Lansdown Park Academy received a positive report from Ofsted following a monitoring inspection in December.

The report, which was not a graded inspection, highlighted the fact that significant improvements had been made at the academy during 2022 following the arrival of a ‘substantive’ new leadership team.

Lansdown Park Academy, which has sites in Bristol and Bath, provides personalised education and support to a wide range of students who, for a variety of reasons, are not engaging in mainstream education.

The inspection report praised the significant refurbishments that have taken place at the Stockwood site, and the ongoing works at Rush Hill.

And there was also early evidence of the major changes that have been introduced to the curriculum pathway and the core offer of English, Maths Science, Art & Design and Design & Technology.

Upgrades to the systems by which reading is introduced to the pupils were also mentioned in the report, as well as the selection of books now available to young readers.

Crucially, of the parents who responded to the survey issued during the monitoring inspection, the overwhelming response from parents was positive and supportive.

Finally, improved systems for communications and accountability, to ensure the Academy Governors are more up to speed with the progress of the school, were highlighted.

Headteacher Paul Todd said he was delighted that the latest visit from Ofsted had gone so well.

He said: “This report is a real tribute to the hard work and dedication of the entire team over the last 12 months.

“While there is still further progress to be made, I want to thank all colleagues for their commitment and professionalism as we strive to provide the very best education for some of the most disadvantaged young people in our region.

“We will continue to refine and improve in the year ahead, and I look forward to evidencing further improvements to Ofsted on their next visit.”