Bradwell Village School

Name Bradwell Village School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Walgrave Drive, Bradwell, Milton Keynes, MK13 9AZ
Phone Number 01908318088
Type Primary
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 282 (52.1% boys 47.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.3
Local Authority Milton Keynes
Percentage Free School Meals 26.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 21.3%
Persistent Absence 9%
Pupils with SEN Support 13.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (05 November 2013)
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Information about this school

This is an average-sized junior school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported by school action is equal to the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. This is additional funding provided to schools by the government to support pupils eligible for free school meals, children in the care of the local authority and children with a parent or carer in the armed services. At the time of the inspection, there were no children from service families in the school. The percentage of pupils from minority ethnic groups has increased since the last inspection and is above average. The percentage of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress at the end of Year 6. The school has an after-school club facility which runs from the school site. This is not managed by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school is well led and managed by the headteacher and the governing body. The governors effectively challenge and support the school. The pupils make good progress and achieve high standards at the end of Key Stage 2 as a result of good teaching over time. Teachers plan and teach lessons that are consistently good. The use of questioning and the good climate for learning are strong features of the best teaching. Parents are positive about the school. They speak highly of the creative approach to learning that their children experience at the school. Pupils with special educational needs, disabled pupils and those supported by the pupil premium finding make at least as much progress as other pupils. Pupils’ behaviour in and around school is good. The pupils are proud of the school and say that they feel safe in school. They have good attitudes to learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching. At times, work is not set at the right level of difficulty for pupils and is not always challenging enough for the more able pupils. The quality of marking in pupils’ books does not always help pupils to improve their work. Some pupils do not demonstrate independence and are too reliant on the teacher to direct their learning.