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Outwood Academy Easingwold makes history as it is transformed to Outstanding...

Saturday 1st October 2022

Outwood Academy in Easingwold has just received an outstanding Ofsted report. Ofsted says the academy is a school “where pupils are encouraged to excel”.

Staff and students at Outwood Academy Easingwold have recently made history after Ofsted rated their school as outstanding. This is its first inspection since it was judged to be failing.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust was asked to take on the school five years ago, a year after Ofsted had placed it in Special Measures.

In 2016, inspectors had criticized behaviour and teaching, and said that students from disadvantaged backgrounds in particular were being let down.

However, the academy has since been transformed and today’s report means it has become the first 11-18 school in the country to jump straight from Special Measures to Outstanding since Ofsted introduced its new Education Inspection Framework in 2019.......

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