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Castleford Park Junior Academy

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​Ofsted Report

Ofsted Monitoring Inspection Visit February 2019

Dear Parents and Carers,

We are very pleased and proud to announce that the results of our Ofsted inspection can be released to you and we have been judged "securely good" in all areas. This means that school have successfully improved in all areas that we were directed to develop after the last full inspection in 2016.  

Inspection 2016 - September

Inspection 2019 - February

Leadership and Management – Requires Improvement

Leadership and Management – Good

Teaching, learning and assessment – Requires Improvement

Teaching, learning and assessment – Good

Personal development, behaviour and wellbeing - Good

Personal development, behaviour and wellbeing - Good

Pupil Outcomes – Requires Improvement

Pupil Outcomes – Good

Overall Effectiveness – Requires Improvement

Overall Effectiveness – Good


The whole staff team – and all stakeholders including Governors and Trustees - have been committed to working tirelessly and determinedly towards providing our pupils with exciting and valuable opportunities which have been proven to lead to high quality achievement. Inspectors note that "Strengths in pupils' attitudes contribute to their successful learning and development." We are very lucky that we work with children who are respectful and kind to each other, motivated to learn and curious about what there is still to know and we are very proud that this has been recognised by Her Majesty's Inspectors.

Our pupils' potential to achieve amazing things in our community – and beyond – has been the motivation for staff. Every single person who works in school cares passionately about the life chances and potential of your children and what they may achieve after they leave us. Thank you for your commitment and trust in us as well – without your feedback, collaboration and passion to see your children achieve, school would not have been nearly as successful.

Recognition of our staff's commitment and talent will now help us strive to achieve even more for our community – as we work towards outstanding! Our immediate areas of continued improvement will be around:

  1. Continuing to develop the wider curriculum to ensure that all staff have the confidence, expertise and tools to an even higher standard – particularly making sure that the computing curriculum matches the fast-changing technological world that we live in.

  2.  To further improve learning and progress by focusing on ensuring all errors in spelling, grammar and punctuation are addressed – that are appropriate to the ability of the pupil – and that all pupils are given lots of opportunity to practice their maths practically, before securing their knowledge through recording.

    Kind Regards,

    Miss Law and the whole staff team

  3. Please see the full report below. Please contact us if you would like to discuss it further.

  4. Ofsted Report 2019 Castleford Park Junior Academy_Final PDF.pdf 


​Ofsted Monitoring Inspection Visit 8.12.17

Dear Parents / Carers,

We are very pleased and proud that we have had a very successful monitoring visit from a HMI Inspector on Friday, December 8th. It was an opportunity to showcase effective teaching and for leaders to outline improvements already made and their plans for the future to continue to develop school further. The Inspector concluded that we are moving effectively towards a ‘good’ judgement at our next inspection. Please see the letter from the Inspector below.

Castleford Park Junior Academy Ofsted Letter.pdf


Ofsted 2016

Dear Parents / Carers,

Please find attached a copy of our last Ofsted Report after Inspection on the 28th & 29th September 2016.

Thank you very much for your support and comments both during and after our Ofsted inspection, they were much appreciated. As a school, we recognise and welcome recommendations from professionals that will help us improve school for the children and parents we work for. Please see the letter we sent out in response and the leaflet for you that outlines our key priorities this year.


Select the link below to see our school's results compared to National