Our Achievements

Airedale Academy is committed to ensuring that all our students leave with the necessary grades and skills to go on to either post-16 education, an apprenticeship scheme or full time employment. We are fortunate at Airedale Academy to have a wealth of talented and dedicated staff who work tirelessly every year to help all our students achieve their full potential.

Airedale Academy was judged as ‘good’ by Ofsted in its most recent inspection which took place during the period 26th and 27th September 2017. According to Ofsted, “Pupils behave well. Strong relationships between staff and pupils are based on mutual trust and resepct, which results in pupils' positive attitude to learning. Pupils' behaviour around school, at change of lessons, breaktime, lunchtime and upon entering and leaving the site is exemplary”; “Pupils are safe and feel safe because of effective safeguarding arrangements and a comprehensive student well-being curriculum”; and “There is an atmosphere of high expectations and care which permeates through all areas of the school”. Ofsted also noted that “Students' attitudes in the sixth form are extremely positive and students are committed to their studies. Learning is calm and purposeful.”

Each year our goal at Airedale Academy is to strive to achieve the best examination results we can and to ensure that the needs of all our students are met. In 2017 44% of students achieved a 'good pass' in both English and Maths . However, a more accurate measure of how well these students did is the new Progress8 measure. This measures how much better a student has done than would be expected, based on the grades they achieved at the end of primary school. A positive score means pupils overall have done better than would be expected; a negative score means pupils have not done as well as they should. The minimum level schools must achieve is -0.5; schools which score +1 are exempt from Ofsted inspection. The group of students at Airedale who sat their GCSE exams in 2017 entered the school with very low attainment at Key Stage 2, but achieved a Progress8 score of +0.29, which we believe is a tremendous achievement and testament to the hard work of students and staff.

KS4 Performance Data 2017 

  • Progress 8: +0.29
  • Attainment 8: 40.11
  • % Pupils achieving a 'good pass' in English & Maths: 44%
  • % Pupils entered for EBacc: 68%
  • % Pupils achieving EBacc: 21%
  • % Pupils in education or employment post-16: 93%


KS5 Performance Data 2017 (provisional)

  • Progress made in English: +0.5 
  • Progress made in Maths: -0.09
  • Progress score - Applied General: +0.51
  • Progress score - Tech Level: Not available (2016: No entries)
  • Average grade - Applied General: Distinction*-
  • Average grade - Tech Level: Distinction*
  • Retention rate: Not yet available (2016: 90.2%)
  • % Pupils staying in education or employment post-18: Not yet available (2016: 87%)


Please click the links below to view our DFE performance tables and latest Ofsted report.
DFE performance tables
Ofsted report