Ofsted praises Grimsby’s Fairfield Academy

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Grimsby’s Fairfield Academy, part of the David Ross Education Trust, has today announced the findings of their latest Ofsted inspection.

Following a short one-day inspection, Her Majesty’s Inspectors judged that the school continues to be good and praised the school for maintaining the good quality of education in the school since the last the inspection in 2010.

The Ofsted report outlines key actions and improvements made at the school. It states that the leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection and that they have ensured ongoing improvement by providing strong direction.

Kizzi Matanga, Principal at Fairfield Academy, stated: “We are very proud of the improvements we have made and Ofsted acknowledges the high expectations we set for our pupils and our school. As part of the David Ross Education Trust, we are able to give our talented pupils incredible support and I would like to thank our pupils, their parents, and our local community for their commitment to Fairfield Academy.” 

During the inspection staff were praised for their commitment to ‘high expectations of pupils’.

Ofsted noted that:

  • ‘Teachers carefully balance strategies for pupils to gain a greater understanding of the text with activities that will inspire a lifelong love of reading.’
  • ‘Productivity is high and learning covers a wide range of skills and different text types.’
  • ‘Standards in mathematics have continued to rise as leaders’ focused plans for improvement are carried out consistently across classes.’
  • ‘Pupils are polite and display good attitudes to learning and play throughout the school.’
  • In class effective support from teaching assistants is well balanced with opportunities to demonstrate their skills.’

Fairfield Academy has been part of the David Ross Education Trust since January 2015. As a leading multi-academy trust, it is committed to giving every child a world-class education.