Teachers, parents and pupils of The Ashwood Academy today celebrated its first Ofsted ‘Good’ grade.
Since opening in 2014, the school has worked with 228 young people who have been excluded from mainstream education, supporting their academic and pastoral development until they are able move back into mainstream education.
The school has very strong links with the wider Basingstoke community, including local businesses. Greggs, Warburtons and Kellogg’s supply food and resources for the school’s Breakfast Club and Breaktime clubs, encouraging young people to eat regular and healthy meals to focus their attention, while Motorola has donated equipment for the school’s kitchen.
David Moran, Headteacher of the Ashwood Academy, commented:
“I am really pleased that Inspectors have recognised all the excellent work that goes on here. I have a truly dedicated staff team, ably supported by Catch22’s fresh approach to education, our colleagues within Basingstoke and the Local Authority. Everyone has supported us in raising standards.
“We have a clear vision of how we believe the Ashwood Academy can work collaboratively to improve education in Basingstoke and the outcomes for our students.”