Scientia Academy


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Mona Road
DE13 0UF
5 - 11
Academy sponsor led mainstream
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The academy is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The academy opened in temporary accommodation on 1st September 2013. It is sponsored by the REAch2 multi-academy Trust. In September 2013, there were 70 pupils taught in two Reception classes and a mixed Year 1 and 2 class. Staff and pupils moved to the current, purpose-built accommodation in March 2014. Since then, the number of pupils has more than doubled. In addition to the Reception children who attend on a full-time basis, there are now three Year 1 classes and two separate classes for pupils in Years 2 and 3. The number of teachers has grown to keep pace with the increasing pupil population. Nearly all the teachers were newly qualified when they took up their posts in September 2013 and September 2014. A part-time, morning Nursery facility started in September 2014. An afternoon Nursery class is due to start in September 2015. A small majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. This is a lower proportion than average. The remaining pupils come from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds, principally Pakistani and Eastern European. No pupils are at an early stage of learning English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils (pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority), is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is average. No pupils have yet completed Year 6 so comparisons with the government’s floor standard are not possible. Breakfast- and after-school clubs operate on the academy site. They are managed by the governing body and were included in this inspection. The academy is led by an executive headteacher, supported by a head of school. The academy is also supported by an Executive Principal, working on behalf of the Trust.

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