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Brackenbury Primary School

Part of the
Brackenbury, Kenmont and Wendell Park



Our School had its last Ofsted Inspection on 13th and 14th December 2022.

Please see a full copy of our report below:Ofsted report 

What is it like to attend this school?

A positive, respectful and hard-working ethos underpins everything in this school community. Pupils enjoy coming to school. Parents and carers confirm this. Pupils respond positively to the high expectations staff have for the way they behave and learn. Parents value the commitment of leaders and staff in helping their children to succeed.

Pupils trust that adults will help them. They are confident that staff have their best interests in mind. The school is a calm and purposeful place to learn. Everyone feels welcome. Pupils know what to do if they need help. They feel safe at school. Pupils behave well. Off-task behaviour is dealt with quickly and all pupils are supported to participate in lessons. Pupils enjoy a range of visits and events that widen their horizons, for example performing in a choir at the local town hall.

Inspectors’ Key Findings

Aspects the school does well.

Leaders have ensured that the curriculum is ambitious. They are knowledgeable about how to improve the school. They have developed the curriculum effectively and this is helping pupils to build their skills and knowledge over time. Leaders’ curriculum thinking is set out so that pupils’ knowledge builds in a logical order.

Teachers have secure subject knowledge. They recap the knowledge pupils have been taught previously. Pupils use what they know to support their learning of new content.

Teachers are well trained and knowledgeable. Staff regularly check what pupils have learned. If they identify any gaps in learning, they provide effective support to fill these. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are fully included in lessons. Support for pupils with SEND is well planned and delivered.

Leaders and staff prioritise pupils’ personal development. Their work to improve pupils’ resilience and develop their character, confidence and self-esteem is embedded. Parents are full of praise for how the school has helped their children to thrive both academically and personally. Pupils have a wide range of opportunities to become active citizens in the school community, including becoming school council members.

Inspection judgements

Overall effectiveness Good
Quality of Education Good
Behaviour and Attitudes Good
Personal Development Good
Leadership and management Good
Early Years Good