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Basildon Upper Academy achieves Ofsted good rating

Pupils say that everyone is valued here and treated with respect.

We are pleased to announce The Basildon Upper Academy and Sixth Form has been awarded a ‘Good’ judgement by Ofsted in its latest inspection. 

This report is an improvement on our previous 2019 inspection and serves as a testament to the incredible hard work and commitment of our students, staff, parents, governing body, and trustees. 

This endorsement from Ofsted is not only a cause for celebration but also a springboard towards achieving an outstanding rating in the future. The inspection praised the exceptional progress made by the Basildon Upper Academy and Sixth Form and highlighted some areas in which we can further improve. We have wasted no time in developing robust action plans to address these areas effectively, ensuring that our commitment to excellence remains unwavering. 

Highlights of the report 

  • Pupils appreciate the guidance and support that the school gives them to be the best they can be. 
  • Pupils are prepared well for the next stage of their education or employment. 
  • Pupils learn about, and understand, the importance of respecting themselves and others. The personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum teaches pupils how to look after their physical and mental well-being. 
  • Students in the sixth form enjoy studying here. In lessons, teachers use their subject knowledge to provide a curriculum that builds students’ knowledge securely. 
  • Staff are well supported and are proud to work here. 

“I am delighted that Ofsted appreciated our unique offer designed to maximize the exceptional talents of our school community. We are on a journey to outstanding that I am sure we will achieve with our never-ending pursuit of the absolute best for our students.” Rebecca Rees – Headteacher, The Basildon Upper Academy

“We are delighted that Ofsted have recognised the continued hard work and commitment of our students and staff. The report reflects how our students feel valued, the positive relationships we foster and the pride we all have in our academies.” Gary Smith – Chief Executive Officer, The Basildon Academies Trust 

“I feel proud and glad that this school is being recognised for how good it is. This school is very inclusive, welcoming and creates a great space for learning, so I am very pleased that Ofsted could see that too.” – Kayla.O – Year 12 

“The teachers in Sixth Form truly care about your future and make sure that you always know your next steps, which I feel reflected in the school’s report.” Amber.H – Year 13 

“I genuinely think that the school has made improvements over the years I have spent here.” Hemanti.S – Year 11

“What I like about this school is how they are willing to give any student opportunities they might not have been given by other schools, and I think that is reflected in the Ofsed report.” Georgia.S – Year 13 

“I feel the school has become one of a kind since I first came here.” Mace.B – Year 11 

“The accomplishment of receiving a good Ofsted report truly reflects how the teachers genuinely care about us and helps us thrive, building our strong sense of community. We feel incredibly proud.” Savannah.C – Year 13 

“When I think about my Sixth Form, I can’t help but to feel incredibly proud. We may be different but that’s what makes us amazing. Our school celebrates diversity and inclusion and, we believe that being unique is a superpower.” Nelly.E – Year 13 

“I know that this school will continuously support me with my future pathways.” Mable.H – Year 11

Click here to read the Ofsted report.