Ofsted and performance data

Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy opened in September 2015. 

In December 2015 the academy had its first Ofsted Monitoring Inspection which determined that “the academy is taking effective action towards the removal of special measures”.  This is the best result that a school can achieve following a monitoring inspection.  The report also states that Ark’s statement of action and our Academy Improvement Plan are fit for purpose. 

In a letter to parents, the previous Principal Wendy Baxter said, 

"The report recognises the huge amount of work that is being done by our staff and our governors and the subsequent progress that is being made, and my sincere thanks go to them for all that they are doing.

"It also praises the excellent behaviour of our children, their respect for others, and their positive attitude to their learning, which is something that I am delighted to witness on a daily basis.

"There is, of course, still a lot of work to be done but I am delighted that the changes we have made during the first few weeks, and the enthusiasm that we have seen from the pupils and their families, has been recognised by the Ofsted inspectors and that they are confident that we are taking the right steps towards the removal of special measures."

The full report is available to read on the Ofsted website.

You can access DFE statistics and data about our school here

Ofsted report letter _Summer 2016.pdf

Ark Chamberlain - December 2016 final PDF.pdf

KS2 performance data 2016

42% of pupils achieved the combined expected standard in reading, writing and maths

The average progress that pupils  made in reading between KS1 and KS2 was -2.14

The average progress that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2 was -1.51

The average progress that pupils have made in maths between KS1 and KS2 was -0.63


The percentage of pupils who’ve achieved a higher standard in:

Reading was 10%

Writing was 0%

Maths was 7%


The average scaled score:

reading test was  98.9

maths test 100.6