Bolton Brow Primary Academy

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About Bolton Brow Primary Academy

Name Bolton Brow Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Paul Kelesidis
Address Bolton Brow, Sowerby Bridge, HX6 2BA
Phone Number 01422831031
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240
Local Authority Calderdale
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils' progress in reading is particularly rapid.

The quality of teaching is good overall and some is outstanding. Well planned lessons and interesting activities enable all groups of pupils to make good progress. Pupils with special educational needs make good progress because they receive the right help.

Pupils' behaviour is outstanding. Pupils are very keen to learn. They say that they feel very safe in school.

The headteacher, senior leaders and governors take effective steps to ensure that teaching is good. They know the pupils very well and use this informatio...n to make sure that all are happy and safe and make good progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching.

In a very few lessons time is not used well enough to ensure that pupils make the best possible progress. Although progress is good overall, it is not as rapid in writing. Very occasionally the work provided for pupils does not enable them to do their best and pupils are not always clear about what they have done well or about how to further improve their work.

Information about this school

The academy is of a similar size to other primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children looked after by the local authority and the children of military personnel) is broadly average. Most pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The academy meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

Bolton Brow Primary Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 September 2011. When its predecessor school, Bolton Brow Junior Infant and Nursery School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good. The academy is not part of a chain or federation but works in an informal partnership with other academies in the area.

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