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Ofsted and Performance Data


The Ofsted information below relates to the previous school - Willow Academy. From 1st May 2018, Willow Academy became Willow Primary School with a new academy sponsor: Inspiring Futures Academies Trust. 


Ofsted HMI monitoring inspection update - June 2017

The school was inspected on 16th and 17th May 2017 by  HMI (Her Majesty's Inspector) Mark Evans and Ofsted Inspector, Lynne Selkirk. This was the first monitoring inspection since the school was placed in Special Measures in November 2016. 

The inspection team found that the leaders are taking effective action to remove special measures and that our plans are fit for purpose,

Paper copies fo the report can be provided by the school office. 


Update from January 2017

I have already had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with many of you and, hopefully, you have been reassured by the developments and changes I am making and my future plans for the school.

This is an school with great potential and Inspiring Futures have tasked me with ensuring it is in a position to fulfil that and to lead the school moving forward.  

This requires everybody associated with the school – staff, parents, governors and sponsor - to work together to ensure we are making the most of your child’s abilities.


Over the last six months and forthcoming year, the school will continue to be placed under enormous scrutiny to ensure we address the issues raised in the initial  report following the inspection in November 2016. 


But we can’t do this on our own - we need the support of parents and carers and we have been overwhelmed by the positive support  werecieve from parents and the community. This partnership approach between the school and home will improve educational outcomes for your children.

A copy of the November 2016 report  can be found below or by searching Printed copies of the report are available from the main school office. 


We will continue to update the school website and you can also follow  our progress on our new official Twitter account @AcademyWillow to keep up to date with our progress. 

In the meantime, should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me via the main school office.

Mrs D Sumner,  Headteacher.