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Ofsted Inspection - November 2015Ofsted Good GP Colour

The Academy was inspected by Ofsted on 18th and 19th November 2015. Inspectors looked at different aspects of the school and included a separate grade for sixth form.  I am pleased to be able to let you know that Capital City Academy was graded ‘good’ in all areas.

  • Overall Effectiveness:  Good
  • Effectiveness of leadership and management: Good
  • Personal development, behaviour and welfare: Good
  • Outcomes for pupils: Good
  • 16 to 19 study programmes (the sixth form): Good

We are proud of many of the Academy’s achievements and improvements.  There is a clear focus on teaching and learning and we are extremely proud of the training programmes run at Capital. Our students demonstrate excellent leadership skills and we have retained our focus on Sport and the Arts with outstanding opportunities for students within these spheres. We are confident that we offer good CEIAG and over 80% of students secured their university place this year. Some of the strengths that Ofsted highlighted were:

  • …senior leaders are relentless in their drive to improve standards;
  • Teaching is typically good and some outstanding;
  • Progress in English and mathematics is good;
  • Student behaviour in lessons and around the Academy is good;
  • The Academy is effective in ensuring students are safe;
  • Students taking vocational courses in the sixth form achieve exceptionally well…the achievement of students on academic courses has improved; and
  • Governors…are highly effective.

The report has been published on Ofsted’s website: and can also be downloaded using the link below.

The Academy’s Trustees, Leadership Team and staff are very ambitious for its students and drive to improve Capital even further. We will build on the many strengths of the Academy which, we believe, provides an exceptional environment for learning and have set out a five year plan from 2015-2020.  This is supported by the Academy's action plan for 2018-20 which is updated termly with progress made and sets out the Academy's current priorities which are:

Leadership and Management: Capital City Academy

  1. Further develop the leadership and management skills of leaders at all levels.
  2. Further develop the positive impact of governance.
  3. Make Capital City Academy the first choice for the local community.

Teaching & Learning and Assessment: Capital Classroom

  1. Improve teaching to outstanding. Ensure all teaching matches that of the best. (Ofsted 2015)
  2. Improve numeracy and literacy skills of students.

Behaviour and Welfare: Capital Community

  1. Improve behaviour to outstanding.
  2. Improve overall attendance and punctuality in all key stages.
  3. Ensure effective careers provision, safeguarding and student wellbeing.

Outcomes: Capital Curriculum

  1. Address areas of underperformance so that progress and achievement are outstanding. (Ofsted 2015)
  2. Ensure work is sufficiently demanding for all, particularly the more able. (Ofsted 2015)

C6: Capital 6

  1. Continue to improve outcomes for 16-19 study programmes.
  2. Make C6 the first choice destination for our Y11 students and external students.


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