‘Good’ Regis Academy is an ‘oasis of calm for young people’ – Ofsted

Julia Regis with staff and student outside The Regis Academy

The Regis Academy – an independent primary school operated by The Albion Foundation – has received a “good” first Ofsted report, with “outstanding” feedback on behaviour and attitudes. 

Opened earlier this year, and named after the great Cyrille Regis, the school helps disadvantaged and vulnerable young people return to mainstream education, avoiding permanent exclusion by changing attitudes to learning. 

Ofsted described the school as “an oasis of calm for young people”, with parents sharing the “extremely positive impact the school has had on the lives of their children,” providing students with the possibility of a “different future”. Another parent shared that their “child wants to read at bedtime, which is something they never wanted to do before”. 

Albion Foundation Director said: “To have achieved a good report in its first year is a remarkable achievement for the school and is testimony to the hard work and dedication of the staff and governors, led wonderfully by Mike Wilkes and our outgoing head, Anna Pincher, who helped provide the framework for the school to achieve this outcome prior to her departure for a fresh challenge.” 

The school held its end of term pupil awards earlier today, inviting parents, governors and supporters – including Cyrille’s wife, Julia Regis – to experience the progress made by children at the Brasshouse Lane facility. 

Julia said: “It was fantastic to visit the school and to see the progress that has been made in a short period. To have had the honour of unveiling the banner advertising the ‘good’ Ofsted report was a really touching moment. I hope the school continues to go from strength to strength.”

In January, Mim Hall, who is Head of Sandwell Valley School – an “outstanding” secondary provision – will become Executive Head of The Regis Academy, with Craig Bannister named Interim Head of Centre.

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