Ofsted and performance data

In March 2017 the academy had its final monitoring inspection which was then converted to a full Section 5 inspection.  As a result the academy was removed from special measures.  Leadership and Management, Personal development, behavior and welfare were graded as ‘Good’ while Teaching & Learning and Outcomes for pupils were graded as Requires Improvement.  This led to an overall grade of Requires Improvement.  This is a fantastic achievement which is due to the hard work of the team of staff at Ark Chamberlain who are committed to giving our children the best possible education. 

Inspectors praised our leadership and governance stating that there is now "effective and consistent leadership at all levels" and that we have "eradicated inadequate teaching".  The report highlights that teaching is improving and that "consistently strong teaching in some classes, particularly in Year 6, is rapidly improving pupils' achievement". 

Inspectors also highlight that our pupils "enjoy school and behave well at all times", and that "there are positive relationships between pupils and staff".  They praise our pupils' positive attitudes towards others and their enthusiasm in the classroom. 

The report states that our safeguarding arrangements are "robust and fit for purpose", and that "there is a vigilant and effective culture of safeguarding".  The strength of our pastoral support and welfare is also outlined with the report stating that "staff are very committed to pupils' well-being and safety".

We know that we must continue to work hard to make further improvements.  The quality of teaching in particular must improve further across the academy and we are working hard to achieve this.  We have made rapid progress over the last few months and we are confident that this will continue. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you, our parents, for all of your support, our staff for all of their hard work, and our pupils for making us so proud.  I know that by continuing to work together we can make Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy an outstanding school.

We have made copies of the full report available in the school office for you to read – and you will also be able to see a copy on our school website.

If you have any questions regarding this report please contact the academy office.


Mrs Victoria Twort

Head of School

Ark Chamberlain Primary Academy


All our reports are available to read on the Ofsted website.

You can access DFE statistics and data about our school here

Ark Chamberlain Ofsted_March 2017.pdf

KS2 performance data 2017

KS2 Performance Data 2017.pdf

KS2 performance data 2016

KS2 Performance Data 2016.pdf