NLA had its most recent Ofsted visit in May 2017. We were delighted to be rated a ‘good’ school across the board, with a number of extremely positive qualities noted by inspectors. Here’s a taste of our Ofsted report – you can read it in full here 

“Pupils from all starting points make good progress across a broad range of subjects, including English and mathematics.”

“Leaders, including governors, effectively monitor and evaluate the use of the pupil premium and funding to support pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Teachers assess pupils’ knowledge and understanding accurately. They use this information to plan activities that challenge and motivate pupils, including the most able.”

“Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good.  Fundamental British values are taught well.”

“School leaders have introduced a curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils. They study a broad range of subjects and follow appropriate qualifications.”

“Careers guidance is impartial, well led and of a good standard. Consequently, pupils move on to appropriate next steps in education, employment and/or training, including disadvantaged pupils.”

“The Sixth Form is good. Outcomes are good because students are taught well. When they leave, an increasing number of students move on to university courses, further education, employment or training.”

Diversity is recognised and celebrated

Pupils say that the school is a safe place where bullying is rare.