We are delighted to announce that Northfield House Primary Academy has been judged to be ‘Good’ during an inspection by Ofsted in July 2018, concluding that “the school has undergone significant change since becoming an academy and has improved considerably.” Its predecessor Northfield House Primary School had been placed in ‘Special Measures’ by Ofsted in September 2013 and in November 2015 it joined The Mead Educational Trust (TMET) as a sponsored academy. The Ofsted inspection report referred to key factors in the significant improvements at the school being that “the executive principal and head of school lead with passion and drive”, “they are ambitious for all pupils to achieve their very best” and “the multi-academy trust has provided effective support to change the school for the better”.
Sarah Ridley, Executive Principal of Northfield House Primary Academy, said: “Everyone is absolutely delighted with the Ofsted report. Being part of TMET has been the driving force behind our success, in particular the support from the central team and our other academies. I am so proud of the staff who have put so much passion and effort into securing such dramatic school improvement at Northfield and I know that we will go from strength to strength.”
Carolyn Robson, CEO of TMET, said: “We are delighted and proud that Ofsted has recognised the enormous improvements we have seen at Northfield House Primary Academy which is now unrecognisable compared to the school that went into special measures in 2013. We know that everyone at the school has played their part in achieving this through a relentless drive for improvement and a strong moral purpose to ensure the best for every child. Being part of The Mead Educational Trust has been a major part of this improvement journey and Northfield House now plays a key role in supporting other schools in our Trust.”