Charlie W in 9LS has created a superb collage of photos for everyone to view.
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After three exciting days of induction (including a university visit) our new Year 12 students are ready to start their A levels on 2nd Sept. Building work to create a new common room, study area and sixth form classrooms will take place over the summer holidays. There are still a handful of places left if you've just completed your GCSEs and don't yet have your plans sorted - see our prospectus on this site for our entry requirements.
Parents and pupils will already know that the school was visited by a team of Ofsted inspectors on the 15th and 16th January. Even though Ofsted teams are now following a new tougher inspection regime, the visiting inspectors were clear that Lydiard Park Academy is a 'good school' in every sense, saying that 'pupils make good progress' and that 'the school is a safe, harmonious place where ambition and drive are valued and rewarded.'
The inspection team were very thorough and tough to please, making their final verdict all the more satisfying. They were also clear in their verbal feedback that the school has improved significantly since becoming an Academy, and also stated that opening a sixth form was exactly what the school now needed to be able to drive ambition and achievement even further forwards.
The new full report can be accessed via this link.
Lydiard Park Academy
Visita al Parque de Ocio Shaw Ridge
Some Y8s had the opportunity to visit the Leisure Park to make short video clips in Spanish of the work they had completed on DONDE VIVO YO earlier in the term. They enjoyed showing off their group work in this manner and hope to use it to share with link schools in Nicaragua and Spain.