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Ashton primary school shines in first ever Ofsted inspection

Oasis Academy Broadoak.

A primary school in Ashton is celebrating after receiving a positive report from its first ever Ofsted inspection.

Oasis Academy Broadoak, which opened in 2017, was inspected within the first couple of weeks of the new academic year and has achieved a ‘good’ rating in every category.

Within the report, parents said they would highly recommend Oasis Academy Broadoak to others, while the Norman Road school was also praised for how 'enthusiastically' pupils read from a 'wide range of books'.

Principal Fiona Lomas said: "This extremely positive Ofsted report is nothing short of our Oasis Academy Broadoak family deserve. 

"I am extremely grateful to our staff who are determined and dedicated to raising the aspirations and supporting the progress of every pupil, from our very youngest who join us at three right up to our 11-year-olds who leave us prepared for the next step of their educational journey.”

Looking at the school’s curriculum, Ofsted inspectors praised the academy for how it was designed on the latest educational research, saying; “their plans clearly set out the important knowledge and skills that pupils will learn in all subjects. Leaders have ensured that all staff have the expertise to teach the curriculum well.”

Helen Arya, Regional Director for the Northwest Primaries, added; “I am delighted that the efforts of the principal and her amazing team have been recognised in this Ofsted inspection. The report highlights the excellent standard of education, care and opportunity provided for all the pupils. Everyone connected to Oasis Academy Broadoak should be very proud of the immensely positive impact that they are having on the lives of the young people each day.”

Within the report, inspectors highlighted how well pupils read, saying; “Pupils across the school read every day from a wide range of books. Leaders have recently introduced a new phonics programme. They have ensured that staff know how to deliver it. Children in the early years are quickly introduced to phonics sessions. Reception aged children take part enthusiastically." 

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