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Ofsted and Performance

Ofsted Inspections


The Ashwood Academy was inspected by Ofsted in June, 2017. You can read the full report below.

Parent and Carer Feedback


Parents and carers are encouraged to give feedback about the Academy to Ofsted directly, using the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire.

The Ashwood Academy Exam Results

DfE Performance Tables


Information about Catch22 school performance can be found on the Department of Education school and college performance website.


As an Alternative Provision Academy we are not included in Progress 8 or Attainment 8 Measures. We are also not included in school league tables.

The Thrive Approach


The Ashwood Academy promotes a Whole School Approach with Thrive and can individually profile students to target their needs. We also offer assessments for individual profiles and one to one support to our local schools to enable them to support their students.


Developing a young person’s emotional literacy skills is a vital tool in helping to overcome barriers to their learning and wellbeing.  Students cannot always express their needs in words, but the way they behave often speaks volumes about how they are feeling. For some students there may be an obvious reason why they need extra support. This might be due to bereavement, family break down or an identified medical condition. For others, there may not be any obvious trigger as to why they are finding some aspects of school and or home life difficult.


Alison Burney and Peter Grinham are both Licensed Thrive Practitioner's.