Coasting School

Dear Parents and Carers,

It is my duty to inform you that earlier this year the Regional Schools Commissioner (RSC) for Lancashire and West Yorkshire, Vicky Beer CBE, notified us that we meet the Government’s Coasting School criteria.

“Notification that The De La Salle Academy meets the 2017 coasting definition. I am writing to you because your school meets the 2017 coasting definition based on its performance in 2014, 2015 and 2016”

Since taking up post in January 2016, myself, my leaders, staff and governors have been working hard to redress the historic decline. Following the notification from the RSC, I wrote to her outlining the actions taken to date as well as future intended actions.

I am pleased to let you know that she is happy with our plans and the improvements made to date. Below is an extract from her response to us in April 2017.

“I am grateful for the information that you provided setting out the actions you have taken to bring about improvements at your school. The evidence shows that you are working to address a number of key performance challenges”

I would like to reassure all parents that we have a continuous focus on improvements day in, day out and our overall goal is to ensure that The De La Salle Academy is held up as a strong leader in the local education landscape and is a school that is known for focused support, ensuring the best outcomes for all students. As such we will continue to work closely with the DfE as we move on from this position.

You can find more details on the coasting schools criteria here: Progress 8 on

Mr. David Hayes