‘Good’ news for Grantham’s Ingoldsby Academy

Pupils and staff at Grantham’s Ingoldsby Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, are celebrating an incredible milestone following their latest Ofsted inspection.

During a two-day inspection, Ofsted rated Ingoldsby Academy as a ‘Good’ school and inspectors praised the academy for its ‘clear ethos of care’.

The Ofsted report highlights the key actions and improvements made at the academy. The report states that Melanie Capes, Associate Principal has brought ‘vision and direction’ to the school.

Recognising pupils’ high levels of attainment at Ingoldsby Academy, the report states that: ‘The proportion of children in the early years who attained a good level of development has been above the national average for the last two years. The proportion of pupils meeting the required standard in the Year 1 phonics screening check has exceeded the national averages for the last two years. The attainment of pupils at the end of key stage 1 exceeded the national averages for reading, writing and mathematics.’

Melanie Capes, Associate Principal at Ingoldsby Academy, said: “I am so proud of our school community and the great strides we have made, and I am excited about our the improvements we have planned for the future.

“I would like to offer my thanks to our inspiring pupils and their parents and our talented staff for their hard work and support.”

Ingoldsby Academy has been part of the David Ross Education Trust since March 2015. As a leading multi-academy trust, it is committed to giving every child a world-class education.

Prior to joining the Trust, Ingoldsby Academy was placed in Special Measures and was rated ‘Inadequate’ by Ofsted in March 2014.

Melanie Capes added: ‘The support of our Trust has been invaluable in providing regular curricular enrichment opportunities to promote positive attitudes towards learning and being a positive member of our community.’