Impressive results at Outwood Primary Academy Greystone

Happy pupils - Outwood Primary Academy Greystone.
Happy pupils - Outwood Primary Academy Greystone.

Outwood Grange Academies Trust (OGAT) are delighted to announce the first results of Outwood Primary Academy Greystone.

The academy joined the Trust at the start of this academic year.

Outwood Primary Academy Greystone: The Academy Choir who recently performed at York Barbican - an Outwood Grange Academies Trust Event for children across the Primary and Secondary Academies.

Outwood Primary Academy Greystone: The Academy Choir who recently performed at York Barbican - an Outwood Grange Academies Trust Event for children across the Primary and Secondary Academies.


At that point the predecessor school had been judged by OFSTED (July 2017) to have serious weaknesses.


Outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 were below the national average with only 40% of children meeting the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics.


The school is pleased that as a result of the hard work, determination and positivity that all staff have dedicated, the outcomes at the academy have improved significantly in only one year.
65% of children met the expected standard, a 25% increase on 2017.


This means that a greater % of children at Greystone meet the standard than do so nationally.
Outcomes are not only strong at Key Stage 2 but also at Early Years, Phonics and Key Stage 2.


All national tests and teacher assessment results are higher than those seen nationally. This makes Outwood Primary Academy Greystone a resounding success story and we are delighted to be raising standards and transforming lives.


Lee Wilson, Chief Executive Principal, Primary said: "We are very pleased with the transformation at Outwood Primary Academy Greystone.
"The 2018 outcomes are a testament to the leadership of Miss Kirkman, the dedication of her staff team and to the hard work of our children and families.
"We have every confidence that we will be able to raise standards further next year and that the academy will go from strength to strength.”

Principal Miss Victoria Kirkman said how fantastic it was for not only the children but their families and the Ripon community also.
One of the school's parents said how proud she was of her child results this year.
Not had she she gone from strength to strength academically but the nurture, care and support she gets ensures she is wholly happy and excited to come to school in a morning.


Outwood is also the only Ripon primary to have achieved the National School of Sanctuary Award in March this year.
Outwood Grange Academies Trust has a strong track record in the primary sector.


Lee Wilson, Chief Executive Principal, Primary said: "Last year, we were the highest performing trust in the country for KS2 writing outcomes.
"Our model of improvement is based on applying the best practice within the trust consistently across our academies thereby allowing capacity for improvement to be strengthened as a result of collaboration.


"Our team of teachers and leaders have been working at the academy since the sponsorship. Improvements have also been made to the learning environment, teaching approaches and behaviour systems.


"Parents, carers, staff and children have welcomed these changes and are beginning to see the benefits of being part of the family of schools.
"An example of this is the joint performing arts event held at the York Barbican on 3rd July. The opportunities available to children across the curriculum are significant both in terms of number and quality.


"We have made a great start at Outwood Primary Academy Greystone. Staff and children are proud of their new school identity and are rising to the high expectations and aspirations that we have for them.”