The Newark school has improved its 2017 'Requires Improvement' rating to 'Good' after an Ofsted inspection in April 2019.
The Magnus rated 'Good' in all areas inspected, including quality of teaching, leadership and pupil outcomes. In their report, the Ofsted inspector noted that the pupils were "happy and well cared for" and that teachers have "excellent subject knowledge".
Principal, Anna Martin is delighted with the result, “This report acknowledges the dedication of the team at Magnus to provide the best educational experience for our students both academically and for their personal wellbeing and development.
It has been such a pleasure to be able to communicate to parents that their child attends the first ‘Good’ secondary school in the Newark area for a very long time.”
The Magnus is part of Southwell & Nottingham Multi Academy Trust (SNMAT), which also includes William Gladstone Church of England Academy and St Peter's Cross Keys C of E Primary Academy amongst others in Nottinghamshire.
CEO of SNMAT, Mr Chris Moodie said how proud the trust was with the report, “At SNMAT we are exceptionally proud of the work that Anna and her team have done and continue to do. Education isn’t just about results and the inspectors were effusive in their comments about how well students are prepared for their lives after school.”
The report states that the next steps to further improvement for the school are to implement further consistency and assessment in two subjects, history and technology to match strong teaching in English, mathematics and geography.
The school should also "improve attendance, including the attendance of disadvantaged pupils, those with SEND and students in the sixth form."
Anna Martin says that the Academy will address all areas where further improvement can be made in the Academy’s collective pursuit of excellence. “We have a great team at Magnus; one which will not rest until we are the best we can be.