Kibworth Mead achieves Ofsted good rating!

We are delighted to share the news that Ofsted visited Kibworth Mead in February and the outcome is ‘good’!

Inspectors gave the school a ‘good’ rating in all categories: quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, and leadership and management.

The inspection report noted the significant changes since Ofsted last visited in May 2022. It said: “Leaders have a clear and ambitious vision for the school and are determined that pupils will succeed here.”

It also said: “Leaders focus on the right areas of the school to improve. A robust system of checks means that the school knows what is working and what needs to be strengthened.”

Inspectors highlighted the “ambitious” curriculum and the wide range of activities, such as football, chess, a debate club, a dungeons and dragons club and a Warhammer club. They also noted the opportunities for student leadership, such as mental health ambassadors, mentors, school council members and librarians.

Inspectors shared how positive parents were about the school, stating: “Parents and carers are positive about the education their children receive.”

One parental view shared by many was: “I cannot praise the staff more highly. They are communicative, supportive and have made my child’s experience of school a brilliant one. They have inspired my child to be the best he can be.”

It goes without saying we are very pleased with the outcome. The staff and students have put in a tremendous amount of hard work to make this a school that our whole community can be proud of. We are delighted that inspectors recognised this.

During the inspection we were incredibly proud of our students and how they demonstrated our values of ‘work hard, be kind and be proud’. The inspection team commented on how polite, friendly and well-mannered they were.

The Ofsted report is undoubtedly positive. However, what is most important is that we continue to provide the highest quality of education, care and opportunity for every child at Kibworth Mead Academy.

We will maintain our focus on improvement, and on our values of working hard, being kind and being proud. We have the highest expectations and ambition for every child at Kibworth Mead Academy.

This really is a team effort and we want to thank our staff, students, parents and wider community for working so well together.

You can read the full Ofsted report here.

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