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1 Hixberry Lane
St Albans, Herts

Tel: 01727 836150
Fax: 01727 790530


Ofsted say "This is a good school"

Ofsted last inspected Links Academy, 

Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th October 2016.

Summary of key findings

  • The headteacher provides outstanding leadership and receives excellent support from senior leaders and governors in driving improvements forward.
  • The school continues to improve year on year. Teaching, pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare, and pupils’ outcomes, have moved from requiring improvement to good.
  • Leaders are effective in promoting pupils’ physical well-being and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
  • Leadership is not outstanding because subject leaders have not yet ensured that teachers are using the new assessment systems to move learning forward in all subjects.
  • Teachers have high expectations for learning. They use their good subject knowledge and effective questioning to enable pupils to learn well. All adults work well together to promote each pupil’s learning.
  • Teaching is not yet outstanding. Occasionally, less experienced teachers do not manage incidents of disruption in lessons well enough. Not all teachers are implementing the new systems of assessment consistently.
  • Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is usually good; occasionally it is outstanding. Most pupils make rapid progress in re-engaging with learning and develop positive attitudes to school.
  • The school provides good welfare and guidance for pupils and promotes pupils’ well-being and safety effectively. As a result, pupils feel safe.
  • Pupils make good and occasionally outstanding progress across a wide range of subjects including English and mathematics. The most able disadvantaged pupils make outstanding progress.

For a full copy of the report please click the link at the bottom of this page.


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