THE first school to join the Oxford Diocesan Schools Trust Academy (ODST) has been praised in a Church report.
Littlemore’s John Henry Newman Academy became part of the newly-created ODST in September 2012.
The primary school, which has about 400 pupils, was taken out of special measures by Ofsted in March 2012.
In the Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools results – published last week – headteacher Jackie Ranger was described as enthusiastic and motivating.
The report said the school “demonstrates Christian vision and commitment, despite challenging circumstances, resulting in strong, inspirational leadership”.
Anne Davey, director of education for the Diocese of Oxford, said: “The governors and ODST are very proud of the progress pupils are making and the people they are becoming. We are delighted that everyone’s hard work has been recognised and we will continue to work closely with the school to help it develop further.
“We believe in the power of the Littlemore community to give its children the best chance to succeed in life and to therefore be able to make a difference to the lives of others. We are thrilled that this report acknowledges the school’s role in this.”
Chairman of Governors Andrew Bevan said: “We are immensely proud of all our children and members of staff, and grateful our school is a safe and happy place.”
The Oxford Diocesean Schools Trust is run by the diocese to sponsor academies around Oxford.
Our top stories:
8:30am Wednesday 1st April 2015
A MULTI-MILLION pound deal has been signed to transform the city’s West End with hundreds of homes, a hotel and office space.
1:26pm Wednesday 1st April 2015
HOME Secretary Theresa May revealed there were more than 100 potential victims identified for Operation Rague.
9:48am Wednesday 1st April 2015
An 18-year-old needed hospital treatment last night after his pizza delivery scooter was in a collision with a car.
9:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015
Darren Elliott has hailed Oxford City Stars ice hockey team’s achievement in avoiding relegation from English National League South Division 1.
8:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015
HOUSE prices in Witney are set to soar as the affordability crisis in Oxford spreads west, a university professor has claimed.
8:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015
ROADS and pavements across Oxfordshire were blocked by fallen trees yesterday following high winds, with a motorcyclist hurt in one accident.
7:50am Wednesday 1st April 2015
MANAGERS at Oxford’s open air swimming pool are splashing out and opening it a month earlier than normal on Friday.
12:00am Wednesday 1st April 2015
COLLECTORS and car park enthusiasts will have an opportunity to buy a piece of a muchloved Oxford landmark.
7:54am Wednesday 1st April 2015
A funeral parlour is open again today after a devastating arson attack in January shut it down.
7:16am Wednesday 1st April 2015
VOLUNTEERS who serve Oxford’s hospital radio station have picked up a string of awards for their shows.
10:13pm Tuesday 31st March 2015
THE northbound carriageway of the A34 has reopened in the past 45 minutes after last night's lorry fire.
8:00am Tuesday 31st March 2015
NICOLA Blackwood has revealed she has been battling with a genetic condition for years but believes it has not affected her performance as a politician.
6:56pm Tuesday 31st March 2015
Arcade game aficionados will be in heaven as Google has enabled people to play Pacman around the streets of Oxford.
1:27pm Tuesday 31st March 2015
TWO people appeared at Oxford Magistrates' Court today following a series of dawn raids by police investigating slavery allegations.