Littlehampton Academy in Sussex is highly rated by Ofsted Brighton News

A SCHOOL has been rated good by Ofsted for the first time since it opened thirteen years ago.

Littlehampton Academy in Fitzalan Road has been upgraded to pass needed improvement after inspectors visited in February.

The government body judged the school to be good in all critical areas, including overall efficiency, quality of education, behavior and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and sixth grade education.

This is the first time the school, which opened in 2009, has been rated good in all areas.

Director Morgan Thomas said: “The whole community is absolutely thrilled with the outcome of this inspection.

“This report is the culmination of many years of hard work, commitment and dedication by staff and students. The inspection has finally given this community the recognition it deserves.

“It is the concerted efforts of students, staff and parents that have made Littlehampton Academy the very good school it is today.

“I would like to pay tribute in particular to our young people who are the best ambassadors of our school.

“We are proud of them, and I hope this judgment will allow them to hold their heads up high and be proud of themselves.”

Ofsted last visited the school for a full inspection in April 2018, where its report said the school’s management had “not led to sufficient improvement”.

Hardip Begol CBE, chief executive of the Woodard Academies Trust, said he was impressed with the work of the school’s current management.

Littlehampton Academy was the first school of the Woodard Academies Trust.

Hardip said: “The school has improved rapidly over the past few years, despite covid-related challenges, to be rated good for the first time. I am so happy that the Trust was able to support the improvement of the academy, so Littlehampton has a good school to serve the community.

Alice-Joan Smallbone, the school’s Head Boy, said: “It’s great that staff and students are getting recognition for all their hard work, moving from special measures to good ones in a relatively short period of time.” .

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