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Chiswick School and Kingsley Academy rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Ofsted, the agency responsible for standards in education, children’s services and skills, has rated two Hounslow secondary schools as ‘Good’ in recent inspections.

Published: Friday, 13th March 2020

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This means that every secondary school within the borough which has been inspected, has either a Good or an Outstanding judgement.*

The latest report from Chiswick School’s January 2020 inspection, was published last week, following the success at Kingsley Academy in October 2019.

Inspectors at Chiswick evaluated the school against a number of factors, and the inspection report reflects the school’s rapid improvement over the last year, praising leaders’ unwavering focus and teachers’ consistent approach.

Chiswick School offers a broad curriculum that is far-reaching and offers something for every student. As well as traditional subjects, students can study Latin, learn to row, and enter debating competitions. A new Elite sports programme was also launched in September 2019 to support students’ development outside of the classroom.

Chiswick School Headteacher Laura Ellener said: “I am delighted that Ofsted has recognised how far Chiswick School has come. At Chiswick School, we take each child’s education personally. We expect excellence from our students and the staff supporting and teaching them. Our vision is that we do whatever it takes to ensure every student achieves their full potential, and over the last year we have made rapid progress towards this goal. Over the next four years we are aiming to become one of the finest schools in London and the school of choice for Chiswick parents.” 

The Kingsley inspection report highlights the high quality of education now on offer at the central Hounslow academy, operating from its new buildings with excellent facilities. Ofsted state: ‘The headteacher, leadership team, governors and staff are ambitious for pupils to achieve as highly as possible. Leaders have thought about what pupils should learn term by term to achieve high standards. As a result, pupils receive a good and improving quality of education.’

Kingsley Academy Headteacher, Elroy Cahill said: “We are incredibly pleased with the outcome of our recent Ofsted inspection, where the school was judged to be 'Good' in all areas. This inspection reflects the significant transformation that our school has gone through in the last 12 months. We are particularly proud of the recognition we’ve received for providing our students with ‘exceptional’ opportunities for personal development. The team here have worked hard to make such rapid progress and we are looking forward to securing the best results in the school's history this summer.”

“The outcome of our recent inspection is fantastic news for the school, its teachers and most importantly, for its pupils. We are particularly proud of the recognition we’ve received for providing our students with ‘exceptional’ opportunities for personal development. The team here have worked hard to make such rapid progress and work is already underway to build what will be a very bright future for Kingsley Academy.”

Cllr Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Educational Services at Hounslow Council said: “Firstly, my congratulations go to both schools and the brilliant work they have achieved in the last year, which was acknowledged by Ofsted in glowing terms. I was particularly pleased to see pupils behaviour being highlighted where they are hugely respectful towards others in their lessons. It also made reference to staff praising their leaders for the improvements made, and in both cases staff morale was high. It was great to read this quote from a Chiswick parent in their report: “Empowering students to be ambitious and proud isn't just a mantra here; it’s lived and breathed every day.”

“In overall terms, it means that every secondary school which has been rated by Ofsted in the borough is now either good or outstanding – an amazing achievement, and something teachers and pupils should be equally proud of”.

*New schools: Bolder Academy and The Green School for Boys do not yet have published inspection outcomes.

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