Morley Newlands Academy is a large feeder school for the Outstanding Morley Academy in South Leeds. It joined The GORSE Academies Trust in 2015 and we have seen a significant increase in the performance of its children over that time of great transformation. In January 2018, Morley Newlands was judged to be Outstanding by Ofsted. This judgement represented the hard work and dedication of the staff and children at the academy. The relentless drive to improve standards and deliver a better deal to all children has been at the heart of the improved performance. 2018 outcomes across all key stages saw sharp improvements for children of all ages.
The development of a new curriculum now better meets the needs of the children at the academy, placing knowledge and cultural capital at the centre of the learning experience. This has included a significant increase in school visits to inspiring places as well as inviting more visitors into school to share their expertise and enthusiasm for a given area of study. Furthermore, developments and improvements to the outstanding Early Years Foundation Stage now means that the provision is far more purposeful, with children making excellent progress across the setting. As part of the ongoing improvements at the academy, colleagues work across the trust to develop their practice and share ideas. This collaborative approach has been an important factor in allowing the academy to develop and grow.