Class of 2016 Awards Evening

Ofsted and performance data

Ark Helenswood Academy hosted a Section 5 inspection on Wednesday 8th July and Thursday 9th July 2015.  The academy was judged to require improvement. The inspection team identified clear action points for areas of whole school improvement, but recognised the good work which the academy is doing to secure an improvement in GCSE and A Level outcomes for all students; a fact which of course has been substantiated in the fantastic GCSE and A Level results reported in August 2015. In particular the report recognises the advances in maths teaching which have taken place since the last inspection in 2011, the exemplary practice in the arts and humanities subjects, and that the work to ensure students’ safety and tackle bullying is good.

To read the report click here.

Further to the full inspection in July 2015 we were pleased to welcome OfSTED back to Ark Helenswood on Wednesday 13th April 2016. The school has been judged to be taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement in order to become good, and a copy of the monitoring visit letter can be read by clicking here.

To read more about the academy:

Key Stage 4 examination results for 2016

Historical examination results

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