at , Kingston upon Hull, HU4 7JB United Kingdom
Sirius Academy West is a secondary school in Hull, England. It was renamed Sirius Academy in September 2009 under Building Schools for the Future, with Sports College specialist status.HistoryThe last headteacher of Pickering High School was Elaine Wadsworth, who was replaced by a principal, Cathy Taylor, when the school became an Academy.In September 2011 the school moved into a new £48.5 million building which replaced an older one, bringing the school within one site, with a new sports hall to support sports college status.The school's GCSE results have improved over the years.After becoming an academy the school was originally known as Sirius Academy. However, in 2015 Thomas Ferens Academy joined the Sirius Academy Multi Academy Trust and was renamed Sirius Academy North. Sirius Academy was renamed Sirius Academy West to distinguish the two institutions.FacilitiesSchool facilities include an all-weather pitch, sports' hall, sports' lab, hair and beauty salon, industrial quality food technology rooms, dance studio, construction bays, and an eco-dome.OfstedThe 2003 Ofsted inspection rated the school as Grade 2 "Good", highlighting strengths, and improvements to be made.Strengths: Very good leadership and management by the headteacher and managerial teaching staff Good teaching in lessons resulting in good learning and positive relationships Provisions made for Special education needs (SEN) pupils Systems for monitoring pupil progressionImprovements were suggested in: Teaching, particularly in mathematics The greater use of ICT to assist learning Attendance and punctuality The modernising of teaching and recreational areas to improve learning and safety In March 2014 an Ofsted inspection rated the school as Outstanding in all areas.
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