Bankfoot Primary School

Name Bankfoot Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 26 April 2016
Address Bolingbroke Street, Bankfoot, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD5 9NR
Phone Number 01274732068
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 313 (45% boys 55% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.1
Local Authority Bradford
Percentage Free School Meals 20.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.3%
Persisitent Absence 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Bankfoot Primary School is a larger than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are from minority ethnic groups and most speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding for disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is a little above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These are the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The absolute commitment, clear vision and relentless efforts of the headteacher and other leaders makes Bankfoot a flourishing and highly successful school. Leaders, teachers and other staff uphold consistently high expectations of pupils. Teachers aim high, stretching pupils of all abilities. Well-trained support staff are skilled in supporting pupils, so make a strong contribution to pupils’ progress. All groups of pupils, including the disadvantaged, those who have special educational needs or disability and the most able make substantial and sustained progress across the age range from low starting points. Pupils who arrive at school with little knowledge of the English language make rapid progress because : of the solid support given to them. By the time they leave Year 6, almost all pupils reach at least the expected standard in reading, writing and mathematics. This, along with their excellent personal development, fully prepares pupils for secondary school. Due to the excellent teaching, pupils exhibit enthusiasm for learning. They work hard all day long and are confident, resilient learners. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable because all adults uphold the highest expectations of conduct at all times. The broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum stimulates pupils’ enthusiasm. Pupils produce high-quality work in all subjects. Leaders and teachers prepare pupils exceptionally well for life in modern Britain by instilling strong values and building a harmonious school community in which everyone demonstrates thoughtfulness and respect for each other. Strong leadership and teamwork in the early years produce highly effective teaching, so the youngest children get off to a great start. Capable governors provide robust challenge and support to school leaders, successfully holding them to account for the quality of teaching, pupils’ attendance and progress.