Our last Ofsted report, in June 2015, saw Northbourne retain our judgement of ‘good’.  Inspectors praised our “ethos of ambition” underpinned by our mission to “nurture excellence”; the attitudes of pupils towards their learning; and the strength of relationships across the school.  A copy of the report is below and is also available on the Ofsted website.


Due to our conversion to an academy in January 2018, the Ofsted website indicates Northbourne is ‘closed’.  This is part of the process of becoming an academy.  Since our 2015 inspection, our leadership team remains largely unchanged, and so remains a valid judgement of our school’s effectiveness.

Previous Ofsted reports: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/123221

Ofsted academy conversion information: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/144688