ARK Conway School Rated "Outstanding" by Ofsted

Becoming first free school to win top marks from inspectors

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ARK Conway Primary Academy  has been graded outstanding in every category by Ofsted, making it the first Free School to secure the highest rating from Her Majesty's Inspectors.

The school, sited on the former Wormholt Library in Hemlock Road, was commended for its "high quality teaching that inspires and motivates all pupils to try their very best."

Head teacher Damian McBeath says: " We are delighted that the hard work and dedication of staff, parents and pupils have been recognised by Ofsted.

" The academy has only been open since September 2011 and from the outset, we have focused on delivering the highest-quality education for our pupils. They are happy, inspired to learn and making incredible progress."

The Ofsted report also commented on the breadth of learning at ARK Conway: " Pupils enjoy a wealth of high-quality learning experiences that include opportunities to excel in art and music."

The report said:

  • All pupils make rapid progress and achieve highly, particularly in learning to read and write and in their understanding and application of mathematics.
  • High quality teaching inspires and motivates all pupils to try their very best.
  • Teachers set high expectations for learning and behaviour and pupils respond extremely well so that their all round achievement is outstanding.

Lucy Heller, ARK Schools Managing Director, says: " ARK Conway is committed to ensuring that all pupils realise their potential. This judgement shows what can be achieved when excellent teaching and high expectations are at the heart of school life."

ARK Conway is one of three ARK schools in Shepherd's Bush alongside ARK Bentworth and Burlington Danes Academy. 



July 19, 2013

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