Brampton Primary Academy

Brampton Primary Academy

Name Brampton Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Address Brampton Road, Bexleyheath, DA7 4SL
Phone Number 02083032873
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 364 (53.3% boys 46.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.6
Academy Sponsor Reach2 Academy Trust
Local Authority Bexley
Percentage Free School Meals 12.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 25.5%
Persistent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.5%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher, supported by the trust, senior leaders and governors, has transformed the school since the previous inspection. The school now provides a good standard of education.

Pupils' achievement in all subjects continues to improve. Bespoke support and stable staffing help pupils to fill previous gaps in their learning effectively. The leadership of phonics is a strength.

The quality of phonics teaching is consistently high. As a result, pupils get off to a strong start in their early reading. The quality of teaching is consistently good.

Teachers develop pupils' writing skills well in a range of subjects, inclu...ding history. Teachers know their pupils well. They use professional development opportunities effectively to improve their teaching.

Staff morale is very high. Leaders have a thorough understanding of disadvantaged pupils' needs. They are well supported in school to make good progress.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are supported positively. Leaders know these pupils well and provide effective strategies to help them. Pupils enjoy coming to school and behave well.

Rates of attendance and punctuality are high. Pupils feel safe and well supported. There is strong provision for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Children make good progress in early years and are well prepared for the next stage of their education in Year 1. Parents' views of the school have improved significantly since the previous inspection. They are now overwhelmingly positive.

Sometimes, lower-attaining pupils do not receive work that is closely matched to their needs. Recently, leaders have focused on providing the most able pupils with increased challenge in their learning. However, the proportion of pupils working at above age-related expectations is not as high as it could be.

This is also true of children in the early years. Middle leaders are new to their roles. They have made a positive start and know the school's priorities well.

However, they are at too early a stage to have made a significant impact in their areas of responsibility

Information about this school

Brampton Primary Academy is part of the REACH2 Academy Trust. The trust delegates responsibility for governance to a local governing body. The school became subject to special measures in March 2017 and was removed from this category during this inspection.

The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged is below the national average. The majority of pupils come from White British families. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average.