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In March 2017 Ofsted completed a one day inspection of the Academy and found that BOA continues to be a GOOD school.

"The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. Leaders and governors have developed a unique and inspiring creative curriculum for young people at the school. They have forged strong links with professionals from the creative industries who influence the learning of pupils and students, giving them exceptional real-life experience of the creative, digital and performing arts in professional settings. You, your staff and governors are ambitious for the pupils in the school. Pupils describe being at the school as a ‘privilege’. Parents support this overwhelmingly and say, ‘The staff are friendly, supportive and exude enthusiasm that is infectious.’" - Ofsted Short Inspection Report - April 2017