This milestone was reached after successful inspections at Banbury Academy and Ocean Academy Poole.

At Ocean Academy, where pupil personal development, behaviour and welfare were judged to be Outstanding, Ofsted found that ‘pupils are inquisitive and relish the opportunities teachers give them to research and develop their learning.’

Students in Banbury Academy’s Outstanding post-16 provision ‘speak with passion about the work experience that they have enjoyed, including weekly [work on] Aspirations Employability Portfolios’.