Since our last Ofsted inspection of November 2012 the school has changed rapidly. We joined the Wellspring Academy Trust in December 2014 and we look forward to our first inspection as Phoenix Park Academy in the near future.
Although the school was at the beginning of its journey under a new management team at the last inspection, Ofsted had some very positive messages for parents.
“Pupils in Year 10 and 11 make good progress with all of their subjects because teaching is consistently good. At the end of Y11 all have attained GCSE and BTEC qualifications.”
“The good curriculum provides a balance of academic and vocational activities. These suit the interests of pupils and prepare them well for leaving school.”
“Good support in lessons on both sites, means pupils who have low attainment or learning difficulties are helped with their work and enabled to keep up with others.”
“Pupils make good progress in improving their behaviour , attendance and their attitude to learning. This is largely as a result of the positive relationships formed with staff as well as the substantial care that support staff provide.”
“A good team of longstanding staff work together effectively and keep morale high. This is very evident at Park House. Staff maintain the schools strong aims, which have a powerful effect on pupils feeling safe and valued.”