One Degree Academy opened in September 2016 under Free School legislation. The Department for Education will not allow a school to open to students unless Ofsted, the schools’ inspectorate, agrees that it is able to provide those students with a good education; to nurture, support and challenge them appropriately.

Once a new school receives Ofsted’s seal of approval, it is not formally inspected again until its third year of operation. For One Degree Academy, this will be 2018-19.┬áThis gives a school time properly to establish itself and provides a solid foundation in evidence for any judgment the inspectors will eventually make.

We look forward to meeting with the inspectors and showing them the progress in our schools, but we will not have a formal Ofsted ‘rating’ until then.

When we are inspected by Ofsted, the report and information about our school will be found here

When we publish data about our school, you can compare our school in the government’s performance tables here