Ofsted visit - January 2018

Please click on the links below to see a copy of our most recent Ofsted Report and letter to parents.

Key points made in this report include the following:

  • The actions taken by the new, highly committed and steadfast principal have led to improvements in many areas of the school’s effectiveness.
  • The new principal and the head of the primary phase have raised the bar since the last inspection. Leadership, teaching quality, pupils’ behaviour and pupils’ progress have all improved
  • The dedicated team of senior and middle leaders support the principal well.
  • The school’s curriculum provides a good learning experience.
  • Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and understanding of British values are strong.
  • Pupils’ progress has accelerated rapidly in key stage 4.
  • Children in early years get off to a happy start and make good progress.
  • The sixth form is good. Students make good progress in both academic and applied qualifications.
  • Pupils’ behaviour and conduct are good. At times they are exemplary.
  • Subject leaders, several of whom are recently appointed, hold responsibility for improving the quality of teaching within their subjects. They know their teams well and have introduced strategies to improve the quality of teaching and accelerate pupils’ progress.
  • The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.
  • All pupils who spoke with inspectors said that they feel safe in the school. Parents who responded to Ofsted’s online survey and the school’s own surveys, and those who were spoken with during the inspection, agreed that their children are safe and looked after well.
  • There are strong relationships between teachers and pupils. Pupils willingly cooperate with staff and follow instructions.
  • Bullying, including racism, is rare in the school. Pupils report that when it does occur, staff deal with it swiftly. Most parents agree that bullying is rare, and many speak well of how it is dealt with.

Ofsted report

Letter to parents - January 2018


Parent View

Share your views through Parent View

Parents and carers can give their views of our school at any time of the school year and at the time of a school inspection using an online questionnaire called Parent View.

When our school is notified of its next Ofsted inspection, parents will be invited to give their views about the school to inspectors using the Parent View online facility as this has replaced Ofsted’s paper questionnaire. Please make sure we have your most up-to-date contact details.

Please register with an email address and a password at https://parentview.ofsted.gov.uk. Once your login has been activated, it only takes a few minutes to complete answers to 12 short questions about aspects such as bullying, the quality of teaching, level of homework, etc.

Your views are important in helping inspectors make a decision about our school, and to help us know what is going well and what could be improved.

If you do not have a computer or an email address or if you would like help to use Parent View, please come into school and ask at reception.

DfE School Performance Tables

Please click here to view the latest DfE School Performance information for Kettering Buccleuch Academy

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