Ofsted rates The Morley Academy ‘outstanding’

Staff and pupils at The Morley Academy are celebrating its Ofsted success.
Staff and pupils at The Morley Academy are celebrating its Ofsted success.

There is just one word to described The Morley Academy and that is outstanding.

Ofsted inspectors have graded the academy Outstanding in all areas , the achievement of pupils, quality of teaching, behaviour and safety of pupils and the leadership and management.

The report says that students achieve exceptionally well across a wide range of subjects, teaching is outstanding, students are proud of their academy and as a result behaviour is exemplary.

Inspectors said: “The academy is extremely successful in developing its staff and this contributes to high morale and strong motivation to contribute positively to its success.”

The Morley Academy converted to become an academy in January 2011. When its predecessor school, Morley High School, was last inspected, it too was judged to be outstanding.

Academy principal, Ms Anne-Marie Garnett, said: “We are incredibly proud to be leading The Morley Academy through a period of ever-increasing achievement by our students.
“It has always been my belief that an education is the greatest gift a child can receive, and that access to the very best schools is imperative.

“Improvement and progress will continue to lie at the heart of what we do on behalf of the communities we serve.”

Chair of Governors Terry Elliott said: “This judgement is a testament to the clear leadership and direction that has shaped out school over the last 10 years.

“It is no exaggeration to say that an outstanding school will change a young person’s life for the better, and we are committed to ensuring that the young people of Morley continue to benefit from the first class opportunities we offer.”