A high class academy!

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An academy has been praised by Ofsted inspectors, who have judged it to be ‘a good school’.

Inspectors spent two days at Etonbury Academy in Arlesey last month, and were impressed with their findings.

Teaching is described as good, while attainment in English and maths is ‘now above average at the end of both key stages’.

Students are motivated to do well, enjoy school and behave well in lessons, while youngsters say they feel safe and that bullying is rare.

Leadership at the school also comes in for special praise.

The report says: “Senior leaders and governors are ambitious, and their initiatives to improve the school have been successful.

“Effective checks by leaders on the quality of teaching have ensured that most teaching is now good or better.”

Principal Dr Al Mistrano welcomed the report’s findings.

He said: “The school has benefited from a great sense of teamwork, including parents, students, staff and governors, as well as a distinct moral purpose to improve the futures of young people in Stotfold, Arlesey and Fairfield Park.

“We have high aspirations for our students and know that we offer a brilliant education.”

The report says the school is not yet outstanding, but can be in the future with improvements to lesson planning and activities, marking and feedback to students.