Ofsted inspected Ark Bentworth Primary Academy on 16th January 2019 in a one day short inspection. In the new framework, schools that have been previously judged good have a short one day inspection called a ‘Section 8 inspection’.  The purpose of the short inspection is to determine whether the school continues to provide a good standard of education and whether safeguarding is effective.

I am very pleased to say that Ark Bentworth does indeed continue to be a ‘Good’ School and I would like to draw your eye to the main paragraph on the first page…

“This school continues to be good.
The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the previous inspection. Based on the evidence gathered during this short inspection, I am of the opinion that the school has demonstrated strong practice and marked improvement in specific areas. This may indicate that the school has improved significantly overall. Therefore, I am recommending that the school’s next inspection be a section 5 inspection.”

The school remains good and there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school may be judged outstanding if it received a section 5 inspection now. 

This is a fantastic evaluation for our school and it is testament to the hard work and effort that all the staff, the pupils and you the community continue to give.  

- Read the full report now- Ark Bentworth Primary Academy Ofsted Report - 2019

At the start of September a new Ofsted inspection framework has been put into place. This new framework includes changes to how schools will be inspected and graded. As part of these changes, all previous feedback you have provided about the school has been removed from the Ofsted Parent View website. There is now a new survey for parents to use and it would be great if as many of you as possible could go to the following link and add you feedback about the school: Parent View



Performance Tables

To see our current data on the Department for Education website please follow this link Ark Bentworth Perfomance Tables


Parent view


Parent View give Ofsted your view on your child's school.  Please click here to access Parent View.


Aiming High, Achieving Together…. We really do have something to celebrate!


Attainment Overview

Attainment Overview


Attendance Data


At the end of the academic year the attendance was as follows:

95.9% Year 1 to Year 6 (national 95.8%)

Persistent absence:

9.6% Year 1 to Year 6 (national 8.7%)


Destination Data

Secondary School Destinations