Rockwood Academy – Ofsted “Good Provider”

“Pupils are optimistic about their futures.
School helps them on the journey to realising their potential.”

We are thrilled to report that Ofsted has judged that Rockwood continues to be a “Good” school. This is particularly encouraging, considering where the school was back in 2014. The report makes special mention of the good work Rockwood are doing in all aspects of educating pupils, not just academically but also with regards their wider personal development.

Rockwood pride themselves in delivering a CORE education where students are at the heart of everything they do. The inspection was carried out under a new, much tougher inspection framework, and to secure a second “Good” judgement is testament to the dedication, hard work and professionalism of all the staff, the determination of Rockwood’s amazing students and the collaborative partnership offered by parents and carers.


 

“We pride ourselves in delivering a CORE education where students are at the heart of everything we do. The inspection was carried out under a new, much tougher inspection framework, and to secure a second “Good” judgement is testament to the dedication, hard work and professionalism of all the staff, the determination of our amazing students and the collaborative partnership offered by our parents and carers. As a school community we are very proud of our excellent school and it goes without saying that we will continue to ensure that Rockwood is a place where students come first.”
Sofia Darr, Headteacher of Rockwood Academy.

Amongst the numerous highlights in the report were the following comments from inspectors:

  • “Rockwood is an exciting place to learn, grow and achieve.”
  • “Pupils are genuine ambassadors for their school. They believe that it is a privilege to attend their school.”
  • “Pupils are optimistic about their futures. School helps them on the journey to realising their potential.”
  • “There is a strong focus on making sure pupils are well prepared for life in a diverse society”
  • “Teachers use their strong subject knowledge to explain tricky concepts to pupils.”

 

“We are absolutely delighted with this judgement from Ofsted – Rockwood really is unrecognisable as a school from when they joined us in 2014. The early years were incredibly tough for staff and students alike, but the school has gone from strength to strength, and we are proud of the education that is now on offer. Not just academically, but in every aspect of school life, Rockwood excels. Huge congratulations to Sofia and the whole Rockwood team: this result is richly deserved.”
Adrian Packer CBE, Chief Executive and Founder of CORE Education Trust

As Rockwood Academy’s Sponsor we are very proud that Ofsted have noticed the strengths of the Academy and it goes without saying that staff and students will continue to thrive in every aspect of school life.