Ofsted Reviews

Ofsted Trust Review July 2017

The quality of education in the trust's schools is improving rapidly

Leadership and management have been judged good or outstanding in all schools inspected since joining the trust;

High expectations, robust challenge, strong levels of accountability and well targeted support are leading to rapid improvement in individual schools

Inspection of trust schools since September 2016 found increasingly strong progress, particularly in English and mathematics and often from starting points which are typically low

Differences between the outcomes for disadvantaged pupils and others with the same starting points are diminishing

Schools have access to expert assistance to financial and legal matters, human resources and premises management. School leaders value this effective support highly

Safeguarding has a high priority across the trust. The oversight of safeguarding in schools is strong. Arrangements for child protection are effective

Ofsted Focused Review July 2017

Recent School Ofsted reports

Kingsham Primary School Inspection Report January 2020

Pupils are proud of their school. They enjoy learning and rise to staff's expectations of them . 

Pupils behave well in class and are prompt to follow instructions. They listen well to each other and adults.

Leaders ensure that the curriculum is broad and interesting. 

Children get off to a great start in Reception. The early years leader has a clear vision and has made sure the curriculum is well planned. As a result, the children are enthusiastic learners . Activities are carefully planned to build on what children know and as a result, they stay at their chosen activities and learn well .

The trust is highly ambitious for the school. Trust leaders know the school's strengths and weaknesses. Staff value the training they receive from the trust and are appreciative of the well being group.


​Court Lane Junior School Inspection Report December 2018

Pupils receive a good education"

​"Pupils learn about many interesting topics. The curriculum is rich and varied"

​"Teaching and learning are good and improving quickly. Professional development opportunities, wisely used, have helped develop teachers well

​"Governors work closely with leaders and trustees. They support and challenge leaders wisely"

Court Lane Infant School Inspection November 2018

​The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection"

"Pupils say they love coming to the school. They talk openly and enthusiastically about their learning and their enjoyment of lessons and playtime"

"Pupils described their school as 'brilliant, fantastic and fun'."

"The vast majority of parents are overwhelmingly positive about the caring and positive ethos at the school

Governors and the University of Chichester Academy Trust have an in-depth knowledge of the school's work


Berewood Primary School Ofsted Inspection Report 2017


"Outstanding leadership is a strength of the school."

"The impressive curriculum provides a wealth of opportunities that inspire pupils to learn"

"Pupils are happy and confident in the school's nurturing environment"

"Parents are hugely supportive of the school. One comment, typical of many stated: I cannot recommend this school highly enough. Above all else my child is very happy here, and is learning really well"

"The Trust assist leaders extremely well. They provide strong support and challenge that further enhances the school's effectiveness


Fernhurst Primary School Ofsted Report July 2017

"This is a good school"

"The quality of teaching is good and improving"

"Pupils across the school make good and improving progress and achieve well, particularly in reading and mathematics"

"Pupils behave well and are happy. They are well cared for and kept safe by adults"

"Numerous extra-curricular activities and clubs are available for pupils"

"Chichester University Academy Trust provide highly effective support and challenge to school leaders"


The Flying Bull Academy Ofsted report February 2017

"vibrant, collaborative culture where pupils want to achieve their best, and know that their teachers will support them in doing this"

"teachers plan interesting lessons which capture the interest of pupils"

"Pupil said 'everyone here has a really good bond; it's all about friendship"


Kingsham Primary School Ofsted Report 2017

"Leaders know their school well and their determined actions, supported well by the Trust, are securing improvements in the school"

"Staff are committed to the school and its pupils"

"The quality of provision in the early years foundation stage is good. Pupils enjoy their learning and are prepared well for key stage 1"

"The University of Chichester Academy Trust supports the school well in its work"

"Pupils feel safe at the school. They value the way adults care for them and provide support when they need it"


Mill Chase Academy Ofsted Report October 2016

Senior leaders have established an ethos of high expectation and aspiration which is central to the life of the school"
"Teachers are 'passionate about doing the best for the pupils they teach, and understand their needs""Leaders are determined to secure the best for the pupils in the school and the community they serve"
"Culture of safeguarding is evident throughout the school is recognised by pupils, parents and staff. Pupils are safe, happy and well looked after because of the positive relationships they have with their teachers and other adults in the school