Brackenhill Primary School

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About Brackenhill Primary School

Name Brackenhill Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Nair Ishtiaq
Address Dracup Road, Great Horton, Bradford, BD7 4HA
Phone Number 01274578286
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 438
Local Authority Bradford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, staff and governors are ambitious for all pupils to achieve success.

Effective teaching, learning and assessment ensure that pupils make very strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. As a result, pupils are well prepared for secondary school. Governors ensure that the funding received to support disadvantaged pupils is used effectively.

As a result, disadvantaged pupils make strong progress that is above that of pupils with similar starting points nationally by the end of Year 6. Pupils enjoy learning about different cultures and faiths. Pupils understand the importance of British values.<>
Consequently, pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Most pupils enjoy school and demonstrate positive attitudes towards their learning. Most pupils are respectful and polite.

A wide range of enrichment and extra-curricular activities ensures that pupils are immersed in new experiences. Pupils enjoy the extra-curricular activities and clubs on offer. Although pupils' attendance has improved, the proportion of pupils who are regularly absent from school remains above the national average.

Leaders accurately identify the school's strengths and area for further improvement. However, action plans do not incorporate interim milestones to judge the impact of leaders' actions to improve the quality of teaching and pupils' progress. Leaders understand the need to develop curriculum plans across the wider curriculum so that pupils have more opportunities to revisit and deepen their knowledge and understanding.

There is a culture of reading across the school. However, the books that pupils use to practise their early reading are not consistently well-matched to their phonics ability. Teaching in the early years is more variable compared to key stages 1 and 2.

Too many children are not ready for the demands of Year 1.

Information about this school

This is the first section 5 inspection since the school received a section 8 short inspection in May 2018. The school's previous section 5 inspection was in October 2014.

The school is a larger than average-sized primary school. The school has a higher than average proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is higher than the national average.

The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is higher than the national average. The school has a high proportion of pupils who leave and join the school at times other than the start of the school year. The school runs its own breakfast club.

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