Queen’s Park Academy staff and pupils celebrate upgrade to ‘Good’ Ofsted rating

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Queen's Park Academy pupils celebrate their 'good' school

The Queen’s Park Academy community is bursting with pride this week after receiving the results of their latest Ofsted inspection.

Three inspectors visited the school on 4 and 5 May and graded the school ‘good’ in all categories.

Their previous report found the school ‘requires improvement’ but the latest inspection said that the school leaders had a “clear vision for the school” and have “put in place a well-sequenced and thought-out curriculum.”

The school’s approach to literacy was highlighted, as well as strong routines that aid pupils’ learning.

The report singled out the Early Years and nursery as being particularly strong, giving pupils the best possible start to their education.

In December, Queen’s Park Academy joined the School Trust Advantage Schools which is also responsible for Bedford Free School and Elstow School.

Emma Bolton, Headteacher of Queen’s Park Academy, said: “I am delighted for the pupils and staff. Our very hard work to improve the school means that families in Queen’s Park get a great deal by sending their children to us.

“We are committed to further improving the school so that we offer the best education in the area.”

Stuart Lock, Chief Executive of Advantage Schools, said: “This is an important time as we develop Queen’s Park Academy into a world-class school.

“Our families know how happy and purposeful this school is, and we’re so pleased that
Ofsted have also recognised this. The staff are brilliant, and we are very proud of them alongside the pupils and their families.”

There are a limited number of places at Queen’s Park Academy in most year groups, including nursery, for September 2022.

Families should contact Bedford LA to apply for a place.
You can also follow the school on Twitter.

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