Ofsted say Good Progress Placing Sirius in the top 10% of schools nationally
The Academy celebrated a superb report from a recent HMI inspection. A team of two inspectors reviewed the provision within the academy, observed the quality of learning and teaching and talked to staff, directors and students. The judgement of 'good progress without any concerns' places Sirius in the top 10% of schools nationally. This is an excellent indicator and is further confirmation that Sirius enables students to achieve or exceed their potential in a forward thinking environment. The Ofsted inspection and the 2010 GCSE results provide a solid foundation on which to continue to build on our success.
Due to the current restrictions that we all face we are unable to host our annual Open Night for prospective pupils and their parents/carers. We acknowledge the important decision that you all are set to make in selecting your preference for secondary education in 2021 and are keen for that decision to be an informed one.
Thus, we are hosting a Virtual Open Night on Thursday 8th October 2020 for all pupils that are considering Sirius Academy West as their destination for September 2021. The evening will feature the premiere of our own short film and also provide additional links to other informative videos. These will include introductions to key staff, testimonials from current students, overviews of the varied subjects and courses available at the academy, and an all access tour following a current student during an academy day.
The event will also promote the academy’s thorough transition programme that seeks to remove barriers to movement from Year 6 to Year 7 and allow all pupils to thrive on arrival. Despite the enforced closure in March, many pupils in our local Primary Schools have already started this journey with themed visits to the academy in Year 5.
The academy has been heavily oversubscribed for places within Year 7 in recent years and we expect this to be repeated again this year. We encourage pupils and parents to not miss out!
For any additional information regarding the event, and/or details regarding the transition process, please contact Mr Gordon on (01482) 352939. All of the Year 6 pupils in our local Primary Schools will soon receive individual invites to their evening.