A SCHOOL has been rated ‘good’ across the board in its first full Ofsted inspection.

Bayside Academy, in Turlin Moor, was found to be ‘good’ in all categories when it was inspected in June.

Inspectors found the school part of the Ambitions Academy Trust, had good quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and early years provision.

The report said: “Pupils are at the centre of this inclusive and nurturing school. Leaders have high expectations of what pupils can achieve.

“Most parents appreciate the guidance and support the school provides. One parent commented that ‘the school cares about children holistically rather than just on their academic achievements’.

“Pupils with special educational needs and disability (SEND) receive carefully planned and adapted support. Leaders involve external agencies where relevant.

“Pupils with SEND thrive in an environment where they can fully take part in school life.”

The report did say that in wider curriculum subjects, the students sometimes have gaps in their knowledge and leaders should ensure content is made explicit, relevant and adapted further.

Sian Thomas, CEO of Ambitions Academies Trust, said: “To see the work recognised by Ofsted at Bayside Academy is fantastic.

“Everyone has worked so hard to achieve the success they so rightly deserve. To read words like inclusive, nurturing and ambitious in the report really sums up what the Academy stands for. AAT are so proud of the school and community.”

Matt Vernon, principal of Bayside Academy, added: “I am thrilled that Ofsted confirmed so many strengths within our school, including our nurturing, child-focused approach which is so important to us.

“We have the most amazing children who are noted in the report for their politeness, tolerance and positivity.

“I am so privileged and thankful to work within such a wonderful community, alongside such a wonderful staff team who are completely dedicated in their efforts to empower and enable each and every one of our children.”

Alexandra Prout, director of EYFS and Primary Education said: “The children are fantastic and the whole community have a school that they can be proud of. 

“The team at Bayside have worked so hard to rapidly improve the education and the provision for the children.”