Holbrook: Improving school gets good marks

Holbrook Academy entrance.

Holbrook Academy entrance.

Holbrook Academy which was put into special measures a year ago is continuing its improvement by being rated “good” in its latest Ofsted rating.

On their third monitoring visit to the academy, inspectors said progress had accelerated and was now good.

Inspectors, who spent two days at the academy last month, were particularly pleased to see good behaviour and positive attitudes from students contributing to improved results. The full report can be found on the Ofsted website from today.

The academy was placed in special measures in spring last year, after an Ofsted inspection gave it an “inadequate” rating in every category.

Its headteacher left and it was put into special measures – since when there have been significant improvements.

Chair of governors Jane Gould said: “It is great to see the hard work put in by students and staff being recognised. We’ve more to do but this is very encouraging.”

Ofsted inspectors are expected to carry out a further monitoring inspection before the end of the summer term.

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The academy is undergoing a major building refurbishment programme and a £60,000 upgrade to its IT systems. Last month, it appointed Dr Simon Letman, currently headmaster of Saint Felix School in Southwold, as its new principal from September.

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