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ODST's performance in Ofsted inspections, DfE measurements and other areas.

Ofsted - MAT Summary Evaluation

In January 2019, ODST received positive feedback from Ofsted during a full MAT evaluation, and was described as a "listening Trust". ODST was praised in many areas including school empowerment and collaboration, safeguarding, solid governance and oversight of finance.

Read the full Ofsted Summary Evaluation

Ofsted - ODST schools

Of our 36 schools, 34 are now rated good or outstanding.

Outstanding - 7

Good - 27

Requires Improvement - 1

Special measures - 1

In 2018/19 academic year, eight ODST schools were subject to inspection by Ofsted, with four schools being judged above their previous grade, and four retaining their "Good" ratings. 

ODST has a strong track record of school improvement. Several schools have joined ODST while in special measures or in need of improvement, and are now delivering high quality education and rated Good or Outstanding.

Academic performance

  • Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Outcomes in 2019 show that approximately three quarters of ODST pupils reached a Good Level of Development (GLD) by the end of their foundation stage, in line with national averages.
  • Y1 Phonics Check: In 2019, the percentage of children meeting the expected standard, rose again this year to over 83%. This compares to 81% nationally.
  • KS1 SATS: the percentage of 7-year-old children meeting the expected standard at the end of KS1 also remained above the national average this year, with reading at 79%, writing at 71% and mathematics at 77%.
  • KS2 SATs: The percentage of 11-year-old children achieving the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics (combined) rose for the third year in a row to 64.4%, bringing ODST schools broadly in line with the national average of 64.8%, with a comparable improvement in progress scores. 13% of ODST pupils achieved the higher standard in 2019, compared to the national average of 10.5%, and a 4% increase for ODST schools over three years.