East Point Academy Celebrates Ofsted Success

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April 22nd 2022

We are delighted to share the news that East Point Academy has again been judged as a ‘good’ school by Ofsted. This is the first time in the school’s history that it has received two consecutive good inspection judgments. We are incredibly proud of the school’s achievements, and the recognition of the commitment of the whole school community. East Point Academy was inspected on the 9th and 10th of February.The inspection report highlights the “ambitious curriculum that provides a good quality of education for pupils throughout the school”. 

Principal, Richard Dolding, said: “This report recognises the sustained progress and significant improvements the academy has made since our last inspection.  The report reflects what is unique about EPA, getting across the richness of the experience that our pupils receive, our high aspirations and expectations.  Furthermore it makes it clear how our pupils value their education, whilst  feeling safe and thriving in our care.

The inspection is testament to the efforts of the EPA community – pupils, staff and parents alike. We are very proud of what our community has achieved, and what we know we will go on to achieve in the future.”

Ofsted praised the clear routines for behaviour within the school, stating “Pupils feel safe at the school. There are clear routines for behaviour which help pupils meet teachers’ high expectations.“ The school’s rigorous curriculum was acknowledged, as were standards of teaching: “Pupils at East Point Academy value the education they receive. They consider it to be a strength of the school. In lessons, the work that pupils complete and the things they are asked to think about are demanding. Teachers help pupils of all backgrounds and starting points to meet this challenge.”

Gareth Stevens, CEO, said: “This is an inspection report that the whole school community should be very proud of. With a more demanding inspection framework in place than that used in the last Ofsted visit, clearly the school's pupils and staff have risen to meet the challenge. East Point Academy provides an excellent education for its young people, and as a Trust we will continue to support the school to strive for further success."

Ofsted Congratulatory Letter