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 2018, 51% of students achieved a 'good pass' in both English and Maths. Another measure of how well students did is the Progress8 measure. This measures how much better a student has done than would be expected, based on their KS2 starting point. The minimum level schools must achieve is -0.5; schools which score +1 are exempt from Ofsted inspection. The Y11 students of 2018 achieved a Progress8 score of -0.18, putting the Academy within an average rating nationally.
KS4 Performance Data 2018. (Provisional)
Progress 8: -0.18
Attainment 8: 39
% Pupils achieving a 'good pass' in English & Maths: 51%
% Pupils entered for EBacc: 56%
EBacc APS: 3.30
% Pupils in education or employment post-16: 89%
KS5 Performance Data 2018 (provisional)
% English 4+:100% (Nat 33.1%)
% Maths: 17% (Nat 22.7%)
Average grade - Tech Level: Distinction -
Retention rate: 97%
% Pupils staying in education or employment post-18: 50%