This is an outstanding school. Pupils are friendly, behave exceptionally well and play a very active part in their development into confident and caring young people. They have excellent attitudes towards learning.
The dedication and commitment of the whole staff team to the pupils and the wider community is exemplary. The innovative shared leadership throughout the school is highly effective and means that all staff are fully involved in evaluating pupils' progress and their own teaching. Self-evaluation is firmly embedded at all levels, from pupils to senior management and the governing body, resulting in clear analysis of what needs to be done to secure future development.
As a result, the... school has excellent capacity for further improvement. Learning and progress are good. Children start in the Nursery and Reception classes with skills that are generally much lower than typical for their age and make outstanding progress across the Early Years Foundation Stage.
They make good progress across Key Stages 1 and 2 to reach average levels of attainment; this represents good achievement overall. All groups of pupils, including those with special educational needs and/or disabilities, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those for whom English is an additional language, make good progress. Pupils feel very safe despite the constraints of the current building works and school site, and all adults are extremely well trained in all aspects of safeguarding pupils and keeping them safe.
Pupils' excellent behaviour when playing together is additionally facilitated by peer mediators and play leaders. The outstanding contribution of these well-trained and responsible pupils, together with that of the literacy council in planning the community library and the eco council in promoting sustainability, are examples of the many ways in which pupils contribute to the school and the local community. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding; they come together for a wide variety of shared celebrations embracing the diversity of the locality and involving local residents.
This builds exemplary community cohesion on local and international levels. Teaching is good overall, with some outstanding practice. 'Talk partners' (a technique which enables pupils to discuss questions with someone else in the class) are well used throughout the school to give many opportunities to promote pupils' language development for speaking and listening, and leading into writing activities.
In a small minority of lessons that are no better than satisfactory, expectations of pupils are not always high enough and occasionally work is not challenging enough for all, particularly the higher attainers. The excellent care, guidance and support, particularly for those with complex special educational needs and/or disabilities and those whose circumstances make them vulnerable, result in a very inclusive school where every individual is known and valued and there are strong harmonious relationships. Support staff are well trained in a range of specialisms to support pupils with complex needs.
Extremely effective partnerships with external agencies enhance provision further. The outstanding curriculum meets the needs of all pupils and helps to ensure that they are motivated and enthusiastic.
Information about the school
Brampton Primary is a much larger than average primary school.
The number of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is much higher than average. Most pupils are from a range of different ethnic groups. Most speak English as an additional language.
A small minority of pupils arrive during the school year. There are average numbers of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities. At the time of the inspection, major building work was taking place on the school site.
The school has Quality in Extended Services, International School and Leading Parent Partnership awards