Bramford Primary School

Name Bramford Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Chad Road, Coseley, Bilston, WV14 9TU
Phone Number 01384818915
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 468 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.2
Academy Sponsor The Griffin Schools Trust
Local Authority Dudley
Percentage Free School Meals 26.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.5%
Persistent Absence 5.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (16 January 2019)
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Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. It is part of the Griffin Schools Trust. A local governing body oversees the work of the school on behalf of the board of trustees. Nursery children attend either morning or afternoon sessions. Reception children attend full-time. Pupils very occasionally attend an off-site provision at a nearby specialist school maintained by the local authority. The majority of pupils are of white British heritage. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils, who are eligible for support through the pupil premium, is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average. The school operates before- and after-school clubs for pupils.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders are effective. They are ambitious for pupils and have high expectations of staff. Effective action has been taken to maintain the good quality of education reported at the school?s last inspection. The curriculum is broad and well taught. Relationships in the school are very good and pupils learn well. This ensures that pupils make the progress they are capable of. Pupils feel safe in school. Strong systems and a high level of care help keep children safe. Safeguarding is a priority in the school. Pupils? conduct is good and they are cared for very well. Pupils? personal development is outstanding. Pupils benefit from an exceptional range of extra-curricular and other activities, which broadens their experiences and interests. Pupils? spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils currently in school are working at levels that are appropriate for their age. They are achieving well in mathematics, writing and reading. However, a few pupils do not receive the help needed to achieve a greater depth of understanding in reading. Additionally, some pupils make too many spelling mistakes, which detract from otherwise good writing. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are taught well and make good progress. Children get off to a good start in the well-led early years provision. Relationships with parents and carers are strong. Most children join the early years with levels of development below those expected for their age. They learn quickly and, by the time they are in Year 2, most are working at the expected levels. In a few instances, teachers and other adults provide insufficient challenge for the most able children in Nursery and Reception classes. Outdoor provision lacks suitable resources needed for children to explore all areas of learning. The governing body provides effective support and challenge to the school. It uses regular and reliable information about the school?s performance to hold senior leaders to account. Governors discharge their statutory responsibilities, including for safeguarding, well. The Griffin Schools Trust provides effective support for the school. It works with senior leaders and other staff to develop leadership and teaching. Pupils in the school benefit from the wide range of activities organised by the trust.