The first Ofsted inspection of Bluecoat Beechdale Academy took place in February 2017. We achieved a Good rating. Ofsted state that:
- The principal has been very successful in improving the quality of education that the school provides since his arrival in September, 2015. The executive principal has provided very effective support to the school.
- Leaders and governors are passionate about ensuring that pupils receive the best possible standard of education. They give high priority to ensuring that pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities get the opportunities that they should.
- Teachers have strong subject knowledge. Effective explanations and skillful questioning promote good learning.
- Middle leaders play a key role in ensuring that pupils make good progress. Previously underachieving groups, such as middle-ability students, are now catching up with others.
Click here to read the OFSTED report February 2017
Bluecoat Beechdale Academy is proud of the improvement in examination results. Staff work together to ensure that students feel supported in their learning and maximise their progress.
|Progress 8 score||-1.03||-0.33||-0.23|
|Attainment 8 score||30.3||41.4||37|
|% of pupils who achieved a standard pass in English & Maths||26%||26%||31%|
|% of pupils who achieved a good pass in English & Maths||17%|
|% of pupils entered for the English Baccalaureate||12%||33%||12%|
|% of pupils achieving the English Baccalaureate||4%||6%||4%|
|% of students who continue in education or training, or move on to employment at the end of 16 to 19 study||76%||80%||Data not available until the end of 2019|
You can access our Academy performance tables on the Department for Education website here.