Ofsted and Performance

Ofsted Inspections

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people, and those providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Lodestar Academy was inspected by Ofsted in 2023. You can read the full report by accessing the link below.

Highlights from the report:

  • "The welfare of pupils and their families is at the heart of The Lodestar Academy."
  • "Pupils enjoy warm relationships with adults and soon develop a strong sense of belonging. They refer to the school as being like ‘a little family.’​​​​​​​"
  • "The school offers excellent pastoral support to pupils and their families.​​​​​​​"
  • "Parents and carers are positive about the school. They can see the difference the school has made to their children. One parent told inspectors, ‘The pupils are lucky to have [the staff] in their lives.’"
  • "Pupils get the care and support they need to overcome challenges. They receive individual guidance to help them to learn. As a result, many pupils swiftly gain new confidence and self-esteem which helps them to achieve well."

Parent and carer feedback

Parents and carers are encouraged to give feedback about the Academy to Ofsted directly, using the Ofsted Parent View questionnaire.

DfE Performance Tables

As an Alternative Provision Academy we are not included in Progress 8 or Attainment 8 Measures. We are also not included in school league tables.

Exam Results

School Financial Benchmarking 

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