Middlestown Primary Academy last had an Ofsted Inspection in October 2019 in which we retained our ‘Good’ Rating. Listed below are some highlights of the report. You can find a link to the full report at the bottom of the page.

  • “Teachers expect pupils to work hard. Pupils live up to this. They are enthusiastic learners who are interested in the topics they study….They achieve well and are ready for each stage of their education.”
  • “Staff support each other very well. They say that the school is ‘a lovely place to be’. They set a wonderful example of strong teamwork. This rubs off on pupils, who work well together and care for one another.”
  • “Staff are well trained about safeguarding matters. They understand their responsibilities in keeping children safe. They pass on any concerns they have appropriately, including to external agencies where necessary. Vulnerable pupils are well supported.”
  • “Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported.”
  • “Pupils are very well mannered and enjoy helping others. They greet other pupils and adults warmly. Holding doors open for each other and adults is the norm for pupils….They are proud of their school and are eager to make newcomers feel welcome.”
  • “Leaders work hard to develop pupils’ sense of community. For example, pupils can work with elderly people and Alzheimer’s sufferers from their village during special events. This supports pupils’ social skills and broadens their views. Pupils also learn about important issues, such as homelessness and racism.”
  • “They have mature, balanced opinions and have empathy for others. They also play an active role in the school. For example, school councillors, eco councillors and digital leaders all make a positive difference to the school.”
  • “Leaders have made sure that teachers are knowledgeable in the subjects they teach. Leaders and teachers have created a curriculum that builds pupils’ knowledge systematically. They have thought carefully about the topics and themes they want pupils to learn.”
  • “Children concentrate for long periods and become independent, confident learners.”
  • “Pupils say that bullying is very rare. They appreciate the ‘worry box’ and time with the learning mentor as ways of getting support if they need it.”
  • Ofsted Inspection Report 2019

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The Accord Multi Academy Trust is an educational charity established in September 2016 that is currently made up of four academies who were the founding members of the Trust. In September 2016 Horbury Academy and Ossett Academy & Sixth Form College came together, moving away from their stand-alone Trust status and were joined in December 2016 by Horbury Primary Academy and Middlestown Primary Academy.

The overarching vision for the Trust is to work in one ‘Accord – celebrating the differences of each academy through strong collaboration in order to inspire all members of our learning community to be the best that they can be.

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