Widnes school’s success confirmed after “Outstanding” Ofsted

Students and staff at Ormiston Chadwick Academy are celebrating after undergoing a remarkable journey of school improvement that has seen it transformed to “Outstanding”.

The academy opened in September 2014 as Ormiston Chadwick Academy, under the new sponsorship of Ormiston Academies Trust – the predecessor school was in special measures but today Ofsted gave the school the top rating. It is the first school in Halton to achieve this grading under the new inspection framework introduced in September.

“The principal, executive principal, interim executive board and sponsor have created a culture of very high expectations among staff and pupils, which has led to rapid and sustained progress.”