AGFS receives top grade in section 8 Ofsted inspection

Saturday 15 January 2022

19th May 2020 


Dear Parents and Carers,


I am delighted to be able to inform you that the school’s Ofsted inspection report (11-12 February 2020) has now been published. I can confirm that Ark Greenwich Free School was awarded the highest possible grade for a Section 8 Inspection, to quote an inspector: “there is sufficient evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school might now be judged outstanding”.

Just 2% of secondary schools have been judged outstanding under the new framework since September 2019 (Department for Education)

I would like to pay a special tribute to our students who are an absolute credit to their parents. They are proud of their school and we are proud of them. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated staff, parents, and governors – without whom this achievement would not have been possible.

However, I must remind you that achieving such recognition from Ofsted was never the overriding objective, but it is an important milestone in the school’s journey. Moving forward, our aim is to create one of the very highest performing schools in the UK - a beacon for secondary state education located right here in Greenwich. And we still have much work to do.

The school will now receive a full Section 5 Inspection within two years, where we expect this view to be further validated.

You can view our Section 8 Inspection Report by clicking here.

I am extremely proud of what we are achieving here at AGFS and I know you are too.

Thank you once again for all your support.  


Yours faithfully,

Rhys Spiers