Ofsted Inspection Report

“Pupils receive a far better quality of education than they did in the past” (Ofsted report for St Anne’s Academy Dec 21)

We were rated ‘Good’ in all categories barring one following our November/December inspection. There has been such a significant change to all aspects of our school in 2021 that we feel happy to be moving in the right direction and delighted that Ofsted recognised these positive changes. It now charges us with an added purpose for even better progress in the future.

Overall, we are really pleased with this strong start to 2022. St Anne’s is a school on the up. External inspectors saw this and noted both the rapid progress that has been made already and the clear direction of
travel. Building a great school is a joint effort. Thank you for our pupils, our staff, our governors and trustees, our parents and our community who have supported and invested in St Anne’s throughout. Together
we will make our school everything St Anne’s can be, and is meant to be, for all our young people

Chris Heyes, Headteacher of St Anne’s Academy

The areas that inspectors identified for improvement are areas that the school are already working on. We prioritised the development of the reading curriculum and culture of the school, particularly given the disruption caused by COVID, and have created a new post to lead literacy development across the school and further strengthen the leadership of learning. St Anne’s and the Cranmer Education Trust’s professional development programmes are focused on ensuring that all teachers are really skilled in pinpointing where pupils have gaps in their learning, to enable them to achieve their best.


The Cranmer Education Trust and St Anne’s CE Academy welcome our full inspection report which reflects clearly and positively the journey that the school has been on and the high-quality provision it now offers.
Ofsted reports are very factual; they describe what inspectors see, hear and experience in their time in the school. We are really pleased by the strengths and quality that they have recorded, which confirms that we
are on the way to what our vision says we want to be:

“The best for everyone;
The best from everyone;
We have faith in our future”

Julie Hollis, CEO of the Cranmer Education Trust

Ofsted inspectors also stated that:

Pupils have the opportunity “to study a broad range of subjects” and provide a “varied range of activities to support their wider development” including “clubs and activities that inspire and interest pupils”.

You can download a full copy of the report by clicking here.

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