Ebbsfleet Academy were pleased to receive a ‘Good’ rating from Ofsted, following a full inspection that took place in October 2019.

The outcome highlights the quality in the academy’s offering: the quality of education is good; pupils’ behaviour and attitudes are good; inspectors made several positive comments about the Academy including:

“Pupils take pride in their work and their school.”
– Ofsted

  • “The school is well led and managed. The new principal leads with determination and passion.”
  • “Pupils take pride in their work and their school”
  • “Staff expect the best from all pupils and are ambitious for them.”
  • “Teachers expect pupils to behave well. They deal quickly with poor behaviour.”
  • “Pupils say that bullying is rare and when it does happen, teachers sort it out quickly.”
  • “Pupils have lots of opportunities to develop their personal skills and to understand the world around them.”
  • “Pupils are confident that staff will look after them”

how ofsted inspections work

Ofsted inspects providers across education, children’s services and further education, to report on their effectiveness.

The type of inspection determines factors such as:

  • the number of inspectors
  • the length of the inspection
  • the amount of notice a provider receives
  • what happens during an inspection
  • the content of the inspection report

A typical inspection has at least one inspector visiting the provider and following a framework to report on particular aspects of the provision.

After the inspection, Ofsted releases their findings in a report. These reports are published on the Ofsted website and, in some cases, the provider is obligated to share this report.

The content of the report depends on the type of inspection, but will generally describe the provider, then explain their inspection findings and judgements. This is followed by an overall grade given by the inspector.

How the inspection is carried out depends on the type of provider. Please click on the links below for more information about how Ofsted inspects schools and academies.

guide for parents

  • How and when inspections happen
  • What happens during an inspection
  • What happens after an inspection
  • The effects of Ofsted inspections
  • How to express concerns
click here to view the guide

talking to pupils

  • Why inspectors talk to pupils
  • What inspectors may ask pupils
  • How these discussions take place
  • Making reasonable adjustments
  • Discussing sensitive topics
click here to view the guide

guide for schools

  • How and when inspections happen
  • Conduct during an inspection
  • Information to share with inspectors
  • What happens after an inspection
  • Safeguarding information
click here to view the guide