As I am sure you are aware, City Academy Norwich had a full inspection by Ofsted on 24th and 25th March. I am writing to share with you some of the key findings from their report. The report will be published on Monday 27th April, when it will be available to read in full on both the Ofsted web site and our own site.
I am pleased to be able to tell you that the inspectors recognised that there have been “rapid improvements” at the Academy over recent months. The report identifies progress in many key areas and gives City Academy Norwich a Grade 3 (‘Requires Improvement’) overall. The report confirms our view that our Year 11 students are on track for improved GCSE results this summer. Looking a little further ahead, I believe that we now have the right plans in place for the Academy to achieve an Ofsted rating of ‘Good’ within the next 2 to 3 years.
The inspection report lists the following as strengths of City Academy Norwich: