'We are so proud of our amazing pupils': Castleford Park Junior Academy continues to be a good school, says Ofsted

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Castleford Park Junior Academy continues to be a good school, according to its latest Ofsted inspection report.

The Castleford school – part of the Castleford Academy Trust – has maintained a ‘Good’ Ofsted rating in its first ungraded inspection since 2019.

The report praises the school for its “highly ambitious curriculum” and “carefully structured, successful transition programme”.

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Schools previously rated as ‘Good’ generally receive ungraded inspections once every four years, to confirm it continues to operate at this ‘Good’ standard.

Castleford Park Junior Academy continues to be a good school, says a recent Ofsted report following its latest ungraded inspection. Picture: Pritesh Parmar/Castleford Academy TrustCastleford Park Junior Academy continues to be a good school, says a recent Ofsted report following its latest ungraded inspection. Picture: Pritesh Parmar/Castleford Academy Trust
Castleford Park Junior Academy continues to be a good school, says a recent Ofsted report following its latest ungraded inspection. Picture: Pritesh Parmar/Castleford Academy Trust

George Panayiotou, CEO of Castleford Academy Trust, said: “We are so proud of our amazing pupils and the hard work and high expectations of the incredible team of staff at Castleford Park Junior Academy. We are delighted that Ofsted have once again recognised the strong quality of education that is delivered for pupils at the academy.

“I would like to thank all pupils, staff, parents/carers, trustees, and governors for their ongoing hard work, support, and dedication.”

Kathryn Law, Headteacher, said she was: “Proud that the efforts, commitment and relentless hard work of staff at all levels and in all roles, was recognised as contributing towards the high standards pupils achieve and the many enriching opportunities that are available to the pupils alongside the inclusive curriculum.”

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The inspection took place on April 9 and 10, 2024. The inspector spoke to both staff and pupils, and carried out deep dives in early reading, mathematics, and art and design.

The report praised the junior academy, where pupils join the school in Year Three, for its wide variety of enrichment opportunities and said: “Pupils relish opportunities within the curriculum to develop their practical skills and knowledge.

The report also stated: “Pupils are proud to attend Castleford Park Junior Academy.

“The school builds trusting relationships with families. Pupils behave extremely well. Relationships between staff and pupils are caring and supportive. This helps pupils to feel happy and safe in school.”

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Castleford Park Junior Academy has around 405 pupils between the ages of seven and 11. It is one of five schools within the Castleford Academy Trust, including two other primary academies and two secondary schools. The school is located on Medley Street, Castleford.

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