On the 3rd and 4th November 2021, the academy was inspected by Her Majesty's Inspectorate, Ofsted, who undertook a section 5 inspection.
The report describes Beacon Hill Academy as an improving school that is well led with high expectations of all. It goes on to highlight that the school has improved in all areas in the last two years with learners benefiting from an increasingly effective quality of education.
The report highlights many strengths of the school, rating leadership and management as good; the inspectors described the Principal and Senior Leaders as leading with honesty and integrity and identified the effective working relationship with Dudley Academy Trust leaders which have put in place effective curriculum plans in all subjects. The Personal Development of learners was also identified as a key strength having rated the provision as good.
The inspectors also noted that behaviour had improved considerably over recent years and that pupils felt safe and well cared for, with positive attitudes towards school.
Whilst there are very many strengths and positives in the report, we clearly have more work to do to ensure that the school continues its journey in becoming an outstanding provider.
Working with the Trust, the staff and Principal are committed to ensuring that the academy continues to move in the right direction, improving outcomes for all and becoming a leading school within Dudley.