09 February 2018
Holmbush Primary Academy in Shoreham by Sea has maintained a ‘Good’ rating from the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted).
This was its first inspection since joining the University of Brighton Academies Trust, sponsored by the University of Brighton, in 2015.
The academy secured a ‘Good‘ judgement against all five assessment categories.
Ofsted praised the academy’s leadership: “The principal provides effective leadership. Staff share her determination to make sure that pupils achieve as well as they can.
“The trust, through the director of school improvement, works closely with school leaders and the local governing board. Together, they have ensured that this good school is continuing to improve.”
The report also noted “children get off to a good start in the early years” and that “pupils’ behaviour is good. They are polite and respectful to each other and to adults. Pupils are kept safe in this nurturing, welcoming school”.
Hombush’s Principal, Rebecca Jackson, said: "I am delighted that the hard work of our pupils and staff, in partnership with parents and carers, has been recognised. I am particularly pleased that our desire to continue improving has been recognised as we strive to ensure that all our pupils excel.”
Dr John Smith, Chief Executive, University of Brighton Academies Trust, said: "This Ofsted outcome recognises the academy’s secure position as a good school for the local community. We look forward to continuing to provide support and challenge to the academy as it takes steps to address the small number of suggestions for further improvement in the report.”