Ruth Gorse Academy continues to be an ‘Outstanding’ school

Ofsted Inspectors have confirmed that The Ruth Gorse Academy in Hunslet continues to be an ‘Outstanding’ school in a report published on 30 November 2023.

In a glowing report, Inspectors comment that:

“At The Ruth Gorse Academy, there are no barriers to pupils’ success. This includes pupils who are disadvantaged. Pupils are encouraged to be ambitious and confident. The school has set extremely high academic expectations for what pupils can achieve. Pupils meet these expectations with pride. This results in exceptionally strong academic outcomes.”

“The quality of education at The Ruth Gorse Academy is exceptional. Leaders have ensured a broad and ambitious curriculum is in place across the school.”

“Teachers are highly skilled and well trained. They bring the aims of the curriculum to life”

The report also praises the inclusivity of the school, mentioning Culture Day which celebrates the many diverse communities that pupils come from, as well as its provision for SEND pupils. It also highlights lessons on health issues and sporting opportunities including professioinal coaching in Volleyball, Rowing and Karate.

Commenting on the report, Ruth Gorse Principal, Ben Mallinson, said:

“We are delighted with the inspection report that captures the essence of our school. Our young people receive an outstanding education and school experience, which sees students, staff members and families working together with one common goal; to see young people, from all backgrounds and with a range of needs, flourish and secure the Gift of Choice as a consequence of attending our fantastic school. Our pupils are amazing, and we consider it to be a privilege to work with them.”

The Ruth Gorse Academy opened in September 2014 and was first inspected in July 2017 when it was graded as ‘Outstanding’ in all areas. In line with Ofsted policies, Outstanding schools are normally revisited about every four years, but this was delayed due to the Covid pandemic. This ‘ungraded’ inspection was therefore the first inspection since 2017.

You can read the full Ofsted Inspection report by clicking here.


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