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Glowing report for Cromer Academy

Just Regional
Jan 19, 2017 2 mins read

School inspectors have given Cromer Academy a glowing report, praising the school’s family atmosphere and high standards.
Ofsted gave Cromer Academy the top “outstanding” ranking in two of four areas – leadership and pupils’ development and welfare – with an overall ranking of “good”.
The top scores come hot on the heels of last summer’s record GCSE results, which were the academy’s highest since opening in 2011.
A team of four inspectors visited the school in December, spending time in 40 lessons and meeting students, parents, and staff.
Their detailed report praises principal Dr Geoff Baker’s “inspirational leadership” and quotes repeatedly from parents supporting the school’s “transformational” senior team.
One parent is quoted as saying: “The teachers really will go the extra mile because they know and care about each and every child.”
The report says that pupils and parents are a “powerful force for change in the school”, with the student council making a real difference.
It says pupils “are rightly proud of their school, work hard and are courteous, tolerant and respectful to adults and each other”. Inspectors said the academy’s curriculum was well-planned and effective. They noted that GCSE grades continue to increase. The Ofsted inspection is the first since the academy joined the Inspiration Trust family of schools in September 2013.
Dr Baker (pictured) said: “This is a tremendous and powerful report that really captures everything that we have been working for at Cromer Academy.”

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