NEWTON Abbot’s Coombeshead Academy has just been rated ‘Good’ in all areas following a recent OFSTED inspection.

Following last month’s inspection, staff and leaders across the 11-18 academy were reported to worked hard over the last four years to strengthen the quality of education it provides for the pupils. The academy was said to be delighted for its community to have this work recognised by inspectors when they visited the school last term.

In all areas of the inspection framework Ofsted found significant improvement throughout the school. Inspectors found that ‘pupils feel welcomed at the school’ and they are ‘proud of their role in shaping the school’ as a result of exemplary student leadership. Inspectors emphasised the ‘meticulously’ planned curriculum ‘across every subject’ and the impact this was having on pupils’ ability to know and remember more.

The commitment to extra-curricular activity and how the lives of pupils are enriched during their time at the school was highlighted as a strength.

Robert Coles, executive headteacher, said: ‘Coombeshead Academy and Education South West work hard for pupils and their families in the community and are pleased that this has been recognised.

‘The school will continue to pursue excellence for all with a drive to secure the very best outcomes and therefore life chances for each and every pupil.

It is a privilege to work with such dedicated pupils, staff and families at Coombeshead.’