Forest Gate Academy achieved a Grade 2 (Good) outcome from Ofsted in June. The staff, governors and school community were especially delighted since the school had been a ‘school causing concern’ for many years until The Dean Trust brought it into its group of schools in 2012. The school was judged to be ‘Good’ in all areas with all teaching ‘Good’ or better.
According to the Ofsted report,
‘Since the academy opened in September 2012, there has been a rapid improvement in the quality of teaching and a rise in the standards that pupils reach. The quality of teaching is Good and improving.’
Since becoming part of The Dean Trust (along with Ashton on Mersey and Broadoak – both ‘Outstanding’) the school roll has grown from 143 to 231 and the school will shortly expand to become two form entry.
The Chief Executive and Academy Principal, Tarun Kapur, stated,
“We are delighted with the outcome especially as so many people in Partington have trusted us with their children. The Academy is one of the most improved in the country and we are proud of this.”
The Head of School, Peter Heath, was thrilled with the outcome and was keen to say that,
“It has been a real team effort to produce sustained improvement and we don’t just do this for Ofsted, we do it every day for our children.”
The school is increasing its accommodation this summer to cater for the increase in demand. This has been a real success story for Forest Gate and for The Dean Trust as it continues to deliver high quality education for the children in Trafford.