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Ofsted joy for Oasis Academy Longmeadow who shine in their most recent report

Ofsted joy for Oasis Academy Longmeadow who shine in their most recent report

The school ensures “Pupils play and learn together well, [they] are happy and well behaved.”– A local inclusive academy in the heart of Trowbridge, Wiltshire, has been praised by school inspectors, Ofsted, after receiving a glowing report.

Oasis Academy Longmeadow’s latest Ofsted report commends the school for vast improvements since its last inspection, securing them a ‘Good’ in all areas.

Highlights from the report include:

  • “Leaders are ambitious for all pupils. Staff create a place to ‘Love, Laugh, Learn.”
  • “Pupils celebrate difference and say they are encouraged to be who they want to be.”
  • “Leaders are determined that gaps in pupils’ knowledge caused by disruptions to their learning during the COVID-19 pandemic close quickly.”
  • “Staff know how to help pupils to learn and read well.”

Within the report, Ofsted praised the school’s work, saying “Leaders have carefully crafted the school’s curriculum to meet the needs of their school community”.

Helen Adams, Principal at Oasis Academy Longmeadow, commented on the glowing report saying; “The whole of the Oasis Academy Longmeadow community is delighted with Ofsted’s ‘Good’ in all areas of judgement. It is external confirmation of what all at the school have known for a while now, that together we are making rapid progress and creating the great school that our pupils so richly deserve.”

“I am so grateful to the staff, pupils and parents who have supported us over the years. Their support and dedication, and willingness to embrace change, are the foundations for the improvements we have achieved.”

Within the report, one parent, comment typical of many said that staff “genuinely care about the well-being of our children and make them feel valued and happy.”

Ofsted was impressed by the personal development of pupils through extra-curricular activities saying “Pupils talk positively about the range of extra-curricular opportunities available to them. After-school clubs and enrichment activities help pupils learn how to look after their physical and mental health. The many after-school clubs, such as football and art, help to develop pupils’ talents and interests. They are prepared well for the next stage of their education.”

Tom Verity, Regional Director for South West Primaries at Oasis Community Learning commented saying; “This is a fantastic report from Ofsted and is everything that Helen and her team deserve after the excellent progress they have made.”

“The academy continues to make rapid and sustainable improvement, and I am confident that the plans that Helen has in place means that the academy’s progress will continue. The wider Oasis family of academies is extremely proud of what Oasis Academy Longmeadow has achieved.”

Inspectors continued to applaud the academy and specifically praised the teaching of reading. “Teachers check that pupils know and use their phonic knowledge correctly. Pupils who need additional help are supported effectively with extra practice. Staff skilfully help pupils to increase their reading speed and accuracy. Staff regularly read high quality texts to pupils to nurture their love of reading. Pupils enjoy reading.”

Oasis Academy Longmeadow has been graded ‘Good’ in the quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management, and early years provision.

Read the full report

Daniel Marsh