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OFSTED identified the following strengths in May 2018:

  • The headteacher has shown determination to improve outcomes for pupils.
  • Parents are supportive of the school and the headteacher. They appreciate the stability and sense of ambition she has brought to the school.
  • Progress is beginning to improve.
  • Leaders and governors are enthusiastic about their roles.
  • Their expertise is developing, and they work productively with the headteacher.
  • Some teachers have strong subject knowledge and plan lessons well to meet the pupils’ needs.
  • This is increasing the rate of progress for some pupils.
  • Most pupils enjoy their education and, as a result, attendance has improved.
  • Arrangements to safeguard pupils are effective.
  • Pupils feel safe and know how to keep themselves safe.


In June 2019, the headteacher did a One Year On From Ofsted meeting to share how far we had come.  Please click here to review our progress.


In May 2020, the school was open to key workers and vulnerable children only.  We had been expecting OFSTED to return to school but due to the Covid-19 pandemic OFSTED was no longer visiting schools.  Our own self-evaluation showed that we judged ourselves to be good in all areas.  This was done through systematic monitoring, support and reviews from local authority staff, two Early Years Reviews that noted good practice and with the knowledge that our Key Stage 2 data would improve again, with our robust predictions and moderation.  

In January 2020, we also worked with a National Leader of Education to review our practice as a school, specifically looking at leadership and management.   Monitoring was clearly shown to be strong as was the senior leadership team.  We all have a clear and coherent message to share with OFSTED which is reflected in the wider school.

We await the return from OFSTED so we can all show our Brackenbury Best.  

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