The Lowry Academy in Worsley has been rated good by Ofsted.

Claire Coy, Principal of The Lowry Academy, which is part of United Learning, said: “This ‘good’ Ofsted rating is a highly encouraging signal for our school and is testament to our wonderful students and staff who make it such a warm and nurturing place to learn. We very excited to build upon the strengths highlighted in the report, as we continue to offer our students an excellent education which sets them up for bright and successful futures.”

Councillor Jim Cammell Lead Member for Children’s and Young People’s Services, said: “ We know the teachers, the support staff and governors are all committed to providing the best education and support to the students they look after. These Ofsted ratings are a reflection of all the work they undertake to help children and young people flourish and have the best life opportunities.”

Ofsted found that pupils joining the school, whether in Year Seven or at other times, quickly settle in.

Inspectors added that there are clear and well-adopted routines for how pupils should learn and behave. These help most pupils to feel happy in school.

Most pupils work hard to keep up with teachers’ ambitious learning goals. They enjoy receiving rewards and badges in recognition of their efforts.

Pupils develop their talents and interests from accessing a broad offer of clubs and activities. These include coding and cooking clubs and a ‘knit and natter’ group. An assortment of sports, such as badminton, basketball and football, are offered to different year groups so that everyone can participate in physical activity. Pupils enjoy opportunities to perform, including in musical productions and the school’s rock and jazz bands.