Up to date information from Ofsted can be found on their website.
The most recent Ofsted judgement of our predecessor school, Brookhill Leys Primary and Nursery School, was ‘Good’ (2017), however upon conversion to academy status Brookhill Leys closed and our new school opened in its place. Although much remains the same, The Florence Nightingale Academy is a new legal entity and therefore requires its own Ofsted judgement, which is yet to be carried out.
Please see the content of our Academy Conversion letter from Ofsted below.
Existing academy: The Florence Nightingale Academy
Predecessor school: Brookhill Leys Primary and Nursery School
Academy conversion and predecessor schools
Under the Academies Act 2010, schools may apply to the Secretary of State to convert to
academy status. Such schools are known as academy converters.
Upon conversion to academy status the existing school closes and a new school opens in
its place. Although little may have changed, the academy converter is a new legal entity.
Most academy converters have yet to have a section 5 inspection. However, to assist
parents and other interested parties, information about, and the inspection history of the
school which preceded the new academy are available here. The link to the predecessor
school will be removed when the school has been closed for either three or five years
depending on the date of closure, and removed from the Ofsted website. Information
about when closed providers are removed from the website is online at
It is important to note that, as the academy converter is a new school, which may not yet
have been inspected, the inspection judgements of the predecessor school are not those
of the new academy. However, the most recent inspection judgements of the predecessor
school are taken into account by Ofsted for the purpose of scheduling the first inspection
of the new academy converter.
Some academy converters have replaced schools which were judged to be outstanding at
their most recent Ofsted inspection. Under the Education Act 2011, most schools
previously judged to be outstanding will be exempt from routine inspection. This means
they will not be subject to inspection at regular intervals. However, three years after the
predecessor school was last inspected it will be subject to Ofsted’s formal risk-assessment
process, which may lead to an inspection.
Finally, under section 8 of the Education Act 2005 Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI)
may decide to inspect any school in England if, based on information received by Ofsted,
HMCI judges that a school would benefit from inspection. HMCI will also inspect any
school if requested to do so by the Secretary of State.
National Director, Education