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Open evening 2023
Published on: 07/Sep/23

Open evening 2023

Open evening for all current Year 9 students in the Bristol and Bath area on Wednesday 20 September 2023 from 6-8pm.

Sixth Form Recruitment Event
Published on: 24/Jan/23

Sixth Form Recruitment Event

Thursday 2 February 2023 6pm

Open to all Year 11 students in the Bristol and Bath area. Come and hear all about what IKB can offer at Sixth Form and have a look around our state of the art building.

If you’re in Year 11 come and check us out!

School tours
Published on: 14/Oct/22

School tours

If you are currently in year 9 and interested in joining IKB Academy then we are hosting small group tours at 9.15am every Friday throughout term 2.

Please call the school office on 01179 161 025 to secure a place.

Parents' and carers' welcome back letter: September 2022
Published on: 09/Sep/22

Parents' and carers' welcome back letter: September 2022

Published on: 25/May/22

IKB - "a school where students feel valued," Ofsted

IKB's Debbie Gibbs and students celebrate the Good Ofsted judgementIKB Academy is celebrating after being rated Good in all areas by Ofsted.
Inspectors said pupils, staff and leaders were enthusiastic about the ‘unique’ school and its specialism in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).
“Pupils feel valued at IKB. They say staff know them very well and as a result they feel supported to do their best. Some pupils told us their experience at IKB has renewed their enthusiasm for learning,” the report said.
Three inspectors from the education watchdog visited IKB on April 5 and 6.

Their very positive findings included:

  • Leaders have an ambitious vision for the school
  • Teachers have high expectations in all curriculum areas
  • Teachers have strong subject knowledge and use it well to plan learning
  • Pupils feel safe in school and say bullying is not an issue
  • Pupils value the guidance they receive about careers
  • Pupils with special educational needs and disabilities are supported well

Inspectors noted the school’s intention to give young people experiences of the world of work to enhance their learning of the STEM-focused curriculum and to develop their interests. While this ‘important aspect of the school’s offer’ had been affected by the pandemic, school leaders were beginning to rebuild it. Year 10 students were out on work experience at the time of the visit.
Ofsted praised the support given to the personal development of the 162 students, who are aged 14-19. This included a comprehensive personal, social and health education (PSHE) curriculum and leadership opportunities for sixth-formers. Inspectors said children felt safe in school and knew they could talk to someone if they had concerns.
The report also highlighted the contribution of Futura Learning Partnership to the school’s success. “Leaders are well supported by the trust. Staff welcome opportunities for professional development with their colleagues across the trust. Teachers say leaders are considerate of staff workload and wellbeing,” it said.Head of school Debbie Gibbs said she was delighted at the inspectors’ findings, which rated IKB as Good for quality of education, behaviour and attitudes, personal development, leadership and management and sixth-form provision.
"This is an important milestone for IKB Academy and is a tribute to the hard work of our staff team and our students with the support of families, the community, and the trust," she said.
"I am so pleased that our students were able to talk with enthusiasm about their learning and experiences at IKB and that the strengths of our provision were recognised by the inspectors.
“We are ambitious for all our students and do all we can to ensure they have the knowledge, skills and experience to succeed."

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