Chiltern Academy opened in September 2018 under Free School legislation as part of the Chiltern Learning Multi Academy Trust.
Chiltern Academy opened in September 2018 under Free School legislation as part of the Chiltern Learning Multi Academy Trust. The Department for Education approve a school for opening to pupils following a pre-registration Ofsted inspection. The schools inspectorate must agree that the school is able to provide pupils with a good education; to nurture, support and challenge them appropriately. The school buildings, school plans and policies were all judged against the Education Regulations 2014, with the Inspector judging whether each area of the school provision would be ‘likely to meet the independent school standards’ or whether improvements must be made to meet those standards. We were delighted to be informed that in every respect the Inspector was entirely satisfied that the school would be likely to meet the Education Regulations 2014 and no areas for improvement were identified.
Once a new school receives Ofsted's seal of approval, it is not formally inspected again until its third year of operation. For Chiltern Academy, this will be 2019-20.
This gives a school time to properly establish itself and provides a solid foundation in evidence for any judgment the inspectors will eventually make. We look forward to meeting with the inspectors and showing them the progress in our school, but we will not have a formal Ofsted 'rating' until then.