Malvin’s Close Academy is Outstanding!

WISE Academies is delighted by the outcome of the Ofsted inspection of Malvin’s Close Academy which took place in the spring term 2023.

Inspectors judged the academy to be outstanding in all areas.  Their report opens with this comment on the standard of provision at Malvin’s Close:

When you step through the doors of this school, the positive environment wraps its arms around you. Adults and pupils smile, laugh and chat together. Caring, genuine relationships underpin all that this school does well. Adults set the highest expectations of pupils. For six hours a day, pupils receive a high-quality education and much, much more.


This is the first time that Malvin’s Close Academy has been inspected by Ofsted since becoming part of WISE Academies in September 2018 and we could not have wished for a better outcome than this.

The outstanding judgement of Malvin’s Close Academy means that all three of WISE Academies’ settings in the Blyth area have received the best possible rating from Ofsted at their first inspection as part of our Multi Academy Trust. 

Congratulations to everyone in our Malvin’s Close Academy team on achieving this brilliant outcome.