Mill Chase Academy was visited by Ofsted inspectors in October, and the team of inspectors judged the school to be “good” in all categories.

This represents a significant milestone in the continued improvement of the school.

Ofsted has praised the academy, opening its report with the declaration: “This is a good school.”

Inspectors said “senior leaders have established an ethos of high expectation and aspiration which is central to the life of the school”, and “pupils are safe, happy and well looked after” and makeup increasingly good progress across a range of subjects. They reported that teachers know their subjects well and plan lessons which build on pupils’ prior learning. They are “passionate about doing their best for the pupils they teach and understand their needs” who were, in turn, “making increasingly good progress”.

“I have said many times that one of my most important roles is to ensure that the very best teachers remain at the academy whilst appointing high-quality, talented staff,” principal Paul Hemmings said. “I am heartened that the inspection team recognised the high calibre and commitment of staff at our school.”

Sue Samson the CEO of the University of Chichester Academy Trust said ‘We are delighted that the inspectors have recognised the progress Mr Hemmings and his staff have made to ensure a good education is provided to all of the students at Mill Chase Academy. We are proud to be supporting the school on its journey to excellence,

Congratulations to all those at Mill Chase Academy.