Ofsted judge Sidney Stringer Academy to be outstanding on all accounts!

The Academy was also praised for the quality of its teaching which is consistently good or outstanding, where students “relish the imaginatively planned, vibrant lessons provided.” 95% of lessons were judged to be good or better and 45% were outstanding. The lead inspector told us that this was the best teaching and learning profile that he had ever seen.


The Ofsted report reads: “Behaviour is outstanding. Students from different backgrounds work very well together, have a very positive attitude to learning and feel safe. They are courteous and immensely proud of their Academy noting that the Academy allows them ‘to be leaders of their own learning’.


Student support was also highlighted as a strength “The Academy looks after the students exceptionally well and the progress of students who need additional help is “outstanding”.

The report also praised leadership stating that “Outstanding leadership exists at every level. The leadership team has driven forward every aspect of Academy life with vision, shared values and remorseless energy.”


This is such a glowing report and being rated as outstanding by Ofsted is a testament to everyone connected with the school. I am very proud of all of our staff and of course our students. Sidney Stringer Academy has successfully built upon the solid foundations of the former Sidney Stringer School. This community deserves an outstanding school and now it has one.


Collectively everyone here has worked tremendously hard over the last few years and Ofsteds findings, on top of the excellent exam achievements of our students, are the fruits of that labour. This is such an exciting time to be a student at Sidney Stringer Academy.