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The Academy at St. James was inspected on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th May 2022- our school has been rated GOOD with OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT.

Below are sections form our BDAT Press Release, we are very proud for you to read through our comments and to read our report in full The report praised every area of school, noting improvements in both the quality of education being delivered and the strength of the leadership and management of the Academy. All other areas within the school remained strongly good, with inspectors commenting on the passion, pride and enthusiasm of staff and students.

This strong OFSTED inspection is another massive step forward for the Academy at St James. The school was in given a special measures judgement in 2017 and has been transformed in the last 5 years to become the happy and successful school inspectors visited in 2022.OFSTED recognised “Leaders and staff are proud of the school. They are focused on creating an exciting and stimulating education for all. Leaders realise the importance of providing clear direction”. Subject leader were described as “passionate and enthustic” and governors were credited for being “extremely knowledgeable and know(ing) the school well”.  The improved OFSTED was clearly a team effort and cause for celebration for staff and students alike.


OFSTED Report- The Academy At St.James - Final PDF



The Academy at St. James was previously inspected on Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th November 2019. We are very proud for you to read the following letter form Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector and read the comments from our report below.


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