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Peter's Blog - Kent Independent Education Advice

The recent ‘Good’ OFSTED Report on The Canterbury Academy is one of the most astonishing I have ever read, with most findings meeting an ‘Outstanding’ criterion, and some going beyond this. There are criticisms, but the Report drips with compliments.

Canterbury Academy 

Amongst the headlines:
The executive and senior leaders and the board of directors could not be more determined to give all pupils and students the best possible education and confidence in their futures.
The curriculum, facilities and resources are outstanding, and the choice of subjects is exceptionally varied and rich.
The school offers a grammar stream for the most able pupils in Years 7 to 11, and also provides highly effective education for pupils who struggle in mainstream education or academic work.
Staff enjoy working at the school and their morale is high. The mutual respect between them, and pupils and students, contributes to the cheerful and productive atmosphere.
In the large and successful sixth form, excellence flourishes in the performing arts, sports and practical learning.
Almost all the parents who added written comments to their questionnaires praised the school in glowing terms.
It is the excellent, thoughtful care, support and kindness which many senior leaders and support staff provide which underpins pupils being happy and feeling safe.
The proportions of Year 11 pupils and sixth form students proceeding into education, employment, training or work are well above those seen nationally.....