Sheffield Park Academy
|Motto||The Best In Everyone|
|Headteacher||Mr C Dillon|
|Location||Beaumont Road North
|Local authority||City of Sheffield|
The school is a co-educational school with pupils aged 11 to 18.
The Headteacher at Sheffield Park Academy is Mr C Dillon. He is supported by a Senior Leadership team consisting of Mrs S Szafraniec, Mr A Anderson (Deputy Headteachers), Mr M Schofield, Mrs C Bailey and Mrs T Di'Iasio (Assistant Headteachers). The Academy is housed in a purpose built £30 million building, which opened in 2008.
After a visit from Ofsted inspectors in June 2013, the Academy was given a "good" grading in all 4 aspects of the inspection framework.
The summary of the inspection is as follows:
The academy has improved significantly since the previous inspection because of intelligent leadership, influential governance and the creation of a clear vision for improvement which staff and students have embraced. This has resulted in students’ achievement, the quality of teaching and their behaviour and safety all moving from satisfactory to good.
Students’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well.
The academy has developed a positive climate for learning with good relationships between staff and students and among different groups of students.
Key areas for improvement highlighted at the previous inspection have been well-tackled. For example, there has been a huge improvement in students’ attendance.
The latest academic tracking data indicate that the rising trend in students’ attainments and achievements apparent over the past three years is set to continue.
The academy has developed a number of highly effective partnerships which are supporting its improvement.
Students with special educational needs and those who are supported by the pupil premium make particularly good progress.
In 2014 the Academy achieved GCSE outcomes which were significantly above the national average with 65% of students achieving 5+A*-C including English and maths (national average 55%). 92% of students made at least 3 levels of progress in English (national percentile rank 1, highest percentage of all Sheffield Schools) and 72% made at least 3 levels of progress in maths (national average 65%).
The Academy benefits from first rate Sports and conference facilities that are available for community or private use at competitive rates.
Up to date information about events at the Academy can be found on Twitter @sheffpark_acad.
- "Details for Sheffield Park Academy". Department for Children, Schools and Education. Retrieved 2009-05-21.