‘Outstanding’ Ofsted for Halifax’s Trinity Academy

Trinity Academy have received an outstanding Ofsted report.
Trinity Academy have received an outstanding Ofsted report.
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Summer celebrations are being had at Trinity Academy in Halifax following an outstanding Ofsted report.

The school – which in the report is labelled as “highly successful” and “an asset to the North Halifax community” is also praised for making the most of its “splendid new buildings”.

The academy – which has never been previously inspected by Ofsted – received a class one outstanding in the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and leadership and management.

The report stated that leaders had ensured rapid improvements in the quality of teaching and in students’ achievement, worked well with those children who had special educational needs, and supported a highly effective curriculum.

The principal’s leadership has been a significant factor to the academy’s success, stated the report, while self-evaluation is strong and accurate and the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the students is outstanding.

The Ofsted evaluation recorded that the sixth form is still developing but is good, with improving scores in examinations and courses that better meet students’ needs.

Principal Michael Gosling said: “Trinity Academy is here to support young people from the north Halifax community, and ensure that they enjoy an experience that supports them to achieve their future ambitions. This Ofsted report confirms how together we are achieving this, and as an academy we are delighted that Ofsted recognises how regardless of ability, our young people enjoy the best possible education.

“Our students left a lasting impression upon inspectors, who commented upon their enthusiasm, drive and passion for learning and making the most of the opportunities on offer.”