Record Results for all three schools and a place at Cambridge University for Lucy Adams from Ernesford Grange.
Pupils at Radford Primary got their best ever results this summer. 76% of pupils achieved a L4 in Reading , writing and mathematics combined. This is a tremendous achievement and a massive 6% increase on the 2013 results and a 24% increase on results in 2012. Well done to staff and pupils for all their hard work- we are so proud of them.
A level results were the best ever at Ernesford Grange this summer. 9% of pupils achieved the highest possible A* grade with Lucy Adams achieving 2 A*'s and 2 A's and a place at Cambridge University - Jesus College to read Political Science
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Welcome to Sidney Stringer Multi Academy Trust Website
Sidney Stringer Academy, Radford Primary Academy and Ernesford Grange Community Academy are all working together to ensure that pupils in all three schools make OUTSTANDING progress.
Over the last year there have been some really impressive improvements at Ernesford Grange and Radford Primary Schools. Recent Ofsted Monitoring visits confirmed that standards are rising quickly in both schools As a Multi Academy Trust all three schools will work closely together to share good practice and combine expertise, resources and facilities to secure outstanding outcomes for all learners.
Sidney Stringer Academy was recently judged to be outstanding in all categories by Ofsted in March 2013. The quality of teaching and learning is high and Ofsted stated "The Academy looks after the students exceptionally well, particularly those who find learning difficult. Support and challenge is highly personalised, the school provides exceptional care for the pupils" Last year Sidney Stringer Academy was in the Top 2% of schools in the country for student progress and this has been the case for many years.
Sidney Stringer Academy has a lot to offer the Multi Academy Trust and our staff will work with colleagues at Ernesford Grange and Radford to help support the schools to become outstanding.
What is a Multi Academy Trust?
This is where a group of Academies work together and are governed by one trust and a single board of Directors .Each school has a Local Governing Body with limited delegation and a focus on standards and reports to the board of Directors
All three schools and their Local Governing bodies will be answerable to a single Multi Academy Trust board of directors for their performance, standards and finances. These directors consist of some current members of each of the governing bodies but also additional members that have been recruited to help ensure that standards are high in each school.
The advantages of working as a Multi Academy Trust
- Financial savings though economies of scale across all three schools. This is essential as we continue to endure budget cuts.
- Provision of excellent staff training, staff development and career opportunities for staff across all three schools. This is increasingly a school responsibility and a positive recruitment incentive, ensuring we have the best teachers possible.
- Increase in staff and governance capacity across all three schools. There is a lot of good practice at Ernesford Grange and Radford Primary and we can all improve our schools by working with and learning from each other.
What hasn't Changed?
- Each school continues to have its own name and its own Head Teacher
- All children stay on roll at each school
- Admissions Policies have stayed the same at each school
We are excited by the opportunity that this offers to work formally together to provide a high quality education across all the schools. There have already been significant improvements in both schools and our ambition is for all three schools in the trust to become OUTSTANDING by working together.
Sidney Stringer Academy
Sidney Stringer Academy was judged to be OUTSTANDING on all accounts by Ofsted in 2013. The Academy is in the TOP 2% of all schools in the country for student progress.
Our Mathematics department is in the TOP 1%, our Humanities in the TOP 3% , English in the TOP 6% and Science and MFL in the TOP11%.