Bearsted Primary Academy rated outstanding in all areas by Ofsted

Lots of students from Bearsted Primary looking up at the camera. Students in the back row are each holding a sheet of A4 paper that reads out 'outstanding'

Leigh Academies Trust is delighted to announce that Bearsted Primary Academy has achieved an outstanding rating in all areas following the recent Ofsted inspection on 24th and 25th January this year, making it one of the best primary schools in the area. 

Bearsted Primary Academy is an authorised International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and the report by inspectors recognises the academy’s commitment to an exceptional education, stating that “The inquiry led approach to learning also develops pupils’ independence, resilience and confidence”

The report highlights that Bearsted Primary Academy is “an exceptional school in many ways,” and commends the academy for establishing a highly effective curriculum for all pupils. Ofsted praised the academy for creating a strong learning culture over a relatively short period of time and recognised the dedication, passion, and enthusiasm of the staff, pupils, and the support of the community.  

With regard to leadership, Ofsted stated, “Senior staff lead by example. They have ensured that much ground has been covered to establish an ethos that strives for excellence. Crucially, they recognise that excellent schools need to be built on firm foundations”

The academy’s inclusive ethos was also praised by inspectors, with the report stating that “Leaders and staff know pupils well. They have a clear understanding of pupils’ varying backgrounds and the additional challenges that some families face.”

Furthermore, the report commends the academy’s approach to teaching and learning, stating that “Staff deliver high-quality learning through the framework of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme.”

The Principal, Jane Tipple, expressed her gratitude to the academy community, 

“We are absolutely thrilled with the outstanding rating in every area. This is a true reflection of the hard work and commitment of our staff, pupils and parents, and the incredible support of Leigh Academies Trust. Everyone is exceptionally proud of our pupils and everything they achieve.  We are delighted and honoured to receive this recognition, but we are never complacent as we strive for excellence in everything we do to ensure all of our pupils continue to thrive”.

Leigh Academies Trust CEO, Simon Beamish, expressed his pride in the academy’s achievements, stating that 

“This is a fantastic achievement for Bearsted Primary Academy and I am extremely proud of the academy’s journey, from witnessing the laying of the building’s foundations, to today where it is clearly providing education for a better world.  The success of this inspection is a reflection of the expertise and dedication of the staff to continually go the extra mile for their pupils”

Leigh Academies Trust congratulates Bearsted Primary Academy on this fantastic  achievement and thanks everyone involved in the academy community for helping to achieve this remarkable success.

The full Ofsted report can be found here