Ofsted and performance data

Ofsted inspected ARK Globe Academy in October 2014 over two full days and concluded “This is a good school”

In addition to this Ofsted rated our Early Years provision, Behaviour and Safety of pupils and Leadership and Management as ‘Outstanding’.

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In summary the report says:

  • “Attainment in GCSE examinations is rising rapidly and is now above the national average. Students make good progress in English, mathematics and science.”
  • “Students achieve well in a range of subjects in the secondary academy and they make outstanding progress in the primary school.”
  • “Achievement in the primary school is outstanding. Pupils’ attainment has been consistently above average for the past three years and their progress is well above average. Pupils make particularly strong progress in mathematics, which is a specialist focus for the academy, and they clearly enjoy the varied and demanding tasks they are set. Teaching in the primary school and the early years is outstanding. Staff use their specialist knowledge of teaching literacy and numeracy very well to make sure pupils develop confidence in these subjects.”
  • “High-quality teaching using a wide range of stimulating activities ensures that children in the early years make an excellent start to their learning.”
  • “The sixth form is good. The students make good progress in their study programmes because they are well taught.”


Ofsted went on to report that:


“The behaviour of students is outstanding. Students respond extremely well to teachers’ insistence on high standards of behaviour in lessons and show very positive attitudes to their work. Students across the age range showed equally high standards in their positive responses to a variety of subjects with different staff.”

“Students of all ages show excellent attitudes to learning. They say they enjoy coming to the academy, and their behaviour is outstanding.”


“The Principal and the primary school headteacher provide outstanding leadership. Together with leaders at all levels they make sure that all staff and students know what is expected of them, check students’ progress in detail and give staff a very good range of training opportunities.”

Achievement of pupils

“Students make consistently good, and sometimes outstanding, progress from their starting points on entry to the academy. Attainment in GCSE examinations is rising rapidly and results in 2014 were above the national averages.”

Primary School

“The progress of children in the early years is very rapid. Teachers are very skilled in helping children to develop confidence in their speaking and listening while working together on their activities.”

Sixth Form

“The sixth form is good. The students make good progress in their study programmes because they are well taught.”

“Students’ attitudes to learning are outstanding; they work together very well in group research tasks, for example sharing responsibilities well and maintaining their concentration. They show good maturity in their work ethic, completing homework tasks in good detail.”


Matt Jones, Principal, ARK Globe Academy said: “This is a very pleasing report and an accurate reflection of progress made over the last two years. I am particularly proud that we achieved an ‘Outstanding’ rating for our Early Years provision and for Leadership & Management, this is testament to the hard work and commitment of all the adults who work at Ark Globe. However, I am most pleased about the Outstanding judgement for student behaviour, this shows that our children are proud of their academy and feel extremely safe and secure. I would like to thank all members of our community, for the help and encouragement I have personally received since being appointed Principal at Globe Academy.”


View the Ofsted School Data Dashboard page for ARK Globe Academy.

View Ark Globe Academy's School details on the Department for Education website