Stronger leadership, stabilised staffing and improving pupils’ behaviour were among the findings of an Ofsted monitoring inspection of Hampton Academy.

The school was given a “requires improvement” in every category following its last Ofsted inspection in June 2015 but following a visit from her Majesty’s inspector Angela Corbett in March “positive steps” were found to have been made.

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In a letter dated April 18, Ms Corbett said: “Teaching staff have changed considerably since the inspection. Staffing is now stable.”

She added though the director of mathematics post remains vacant, “The school’s leadership is being strengthened, with additional assistant and deputy principals in the process of being appointed.”

The trust in charge of Hampton Academy and Twickenham Academy, the Learning Schools Trust (LST), announced it was stepping away from managing the academies in November 2015, following scathing Ofsted reports.

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A “multi-academy trust” between the two academies and Waldegrave and Teddington schools is in the process of being formed, which will “share best practice and cooperation,” according to council cabinet member for schools, Paul Hodgins.

Hampton Academy’s principal, Mair Hughes, said she was delighted with the report which confirmed the school was making improvements.

She said: “It clearly recognises the many successes of the school and the hard work of staff and students.

She added: “We are striving for excellence and I believe that this is well within our grasp. We continue to work with great passion and determination to become the outstanding school the community deserves."

Ms Hughes said she believed the partnership with other schools will present the opportunity to share resources, ideas and good practice and will greatly benefit those involved.