Rapid improvements at Burfield Academy praised by Ofsted

Burfield received their first Ofsted inspection last month and inspectors praised the leadership for achieving significant improvement in a short time.


Although Burfield received a judgement of ‘requires improvement’,  leadership and management was judged as Good and inspectors recognised how staff are conspicuously determined to achieve better outcomes for all pupils. In addition to leadership and management; personal development, behaviour and welfare and early years provision were also considered to be Good.


The unity of STEP (STEP First) was also highlighted, citing the effective support from STEP, enabling rapid and sustainable improvement. They observed that our Trust demonstrates strong moral purpose, and are committed to securing the positive future of the Academy.


Although Burfield is still in its early days as part of STEP, this report demonstrates the tremendous improvement that has been made, in just 15 months.