"The sixth form is good. Students make good progress overall and are well supported in their studies"
"Achievement in the sixth form is good in relation to students’ starting points. The academy's tracking data is accurate and shows a rising trend in attainment and progress"
"Students make particularly good progress in English, media studies and the arts. In almost all A-level subjects, students achieve at least in line with the national average. In vocational and applied subjects, achievement is above the national average"
"The academy takes very seriously its responsibility for ensuring that students who are re-taking GCSE English and mathematics are taught and supported well. As a consequence, success rates are high, particularly when compared to national data"
"Students enjoy being in the sixth form. They speak very positively about their lessons and the support they receive as they prepare for the next stage of their learning or for employment. Relationships between students and teachers are strong, and sixth form students act as positive role models to younger students"
"The quality of teaching in the sixth form is good, with some that is outstanding. For example, in a Year 12 media studies lesson in which students made exceptional progress, the teacher showed excellent subject knowledge and students’ files showed outstanding progress over time as a result of meticulous marking and feedback"
"Effective leadership of the sixth form has secured good progress for students and good quality teaching over time. Students’ progress is tracked regularly and individual student action plans ensure that they are provided with the necessary support to achieve their targets. The curriculum is highly flexible and caters well for students’ particular needs and interests because it is reviewed and revised on a regular basis"