“I am conscious of the positive impact that the trust has had on ‘rescuing’ the school from its previous parlous state”
Cheam Common Junior Parent
Cheam Common Junior Academy opened on 1 January 2016, joining LEO Academy Trust
as a sponsored academy.
By 2017, Cheam Common Junior Academy pupils were performing above the national average for progress in Reading & Writing (2.6 & 1.95) and well above in Maths (4.18) at end of KS2.
The quality of teaching, leadership & management and the achievement of pupils were all inadequate. The school was placed in the lowest 10% of all schools nationally for progress at KS2.
A curriculum, enriched through music, the arts, sport and technology, was key to the transformation at the school.
In Autumn 2018, it was confirmed the school was now in the top 3% of all schools nationally for progress at KS2.
The same term an Ofsted inspection confirmed Cheam Common Junior Academy was ‘a good school’ with Leadership & Management graded ‘outstanding’.
Performance at KS2 was again exceptional in 2019: 86% reached the expected standard in reading, writing & maths combined, with 30% at greater depth. Progress scores were equally impressive with reading at 2.48, writing 3.25 and maths at 5.63.
“Since joining LEO Academy Trust we have seen great improvement in teaching and learning, our facilities and opportunities for pupils and staff.”
Since joining LEO Academy Trust we have been able to offer lots of fantastic opportunities. See their website for more information.
Opportunities at LEO