North Oxfordshire Academy is a well-established, successful school with an experienced and ambitious Senior Leadership Team and a growing regional and national reputation.
Serving a diverse community in one of the most beautiful parts of the country, the academy has an above average proportion of students eligible for Pupil Premium and has been praised for its use of this spend and the strong progress made by these students.
As a well-established United Learning secondary academy, North Oxfordshire Academy is well on its way of becoming Outstanding and provides the opportunity for staff at all levels to develop their personal expertise and be part of a school-wide commitment to CPD and support.
Since opening in 2007 replacing a failing school, the academy has used its freedoms to innovate and develop a series of successful initiatives specifically in the areas of literacy, numeracy and enrichment opportunities.
With a very strong and effective senior leadership team, North Oxfordshire Academy is ambitious for its students, staff and local community. Rated Good by Ofsted, the academy prides itself on a ‘no gimmicks’ approach to education, setting the bar high for all students with each expected to excel in some area of school life. In 2014, this was brought together in a series of 10 Case Studies published by United Learning.
Located in spacious grounds, the academy site also hosts NOA’s Ark, a pre-school nursery for local families. In 2013, the academy established the inaugural Banbury Literary Live which is quickly establishing itself as a popular annual family festival of reading and culture.
Working at North Oxfordshire Academy provides an opportunity to contribute to something rare within a semi-rural environment; an innovative, forward-thinking school with the appetite to experiment to build aspiration in a community facing challenges more akin to inner-cities.