Brampton Primary School

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About Brampton Primary School

Name Brampton Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Richard Clark
Address Sawmill Lane, Brampton, CA8 1BZ
Phone Number 01697742158
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (50.5% boys 49.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.4
Local Authority Cumbria
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Brampton is a rapidly improving school. It has transformed root and branch since the 2017 inspection. It provides a good education.

The environment inside and out is vibrant, stimulating and continually improving. Leaders and governors have increased pupils' attainment successfully in each of the last three years. Pupils' progress has also improved significantly.

The proportion of pupils attaining the higher standards in writing is lower than average. This is because pupils do not have opportunities to use their writing skills in other subjects. There is a staff culture of being outward-facing, continually trying to improve and use the practice from other schools.

The headteacher and governors have shaped the vision and ethos. Staff morale is positive. Pupils' achievement and outcomes are at the core of the school's work, as is a determination to make learning enjoyable.

The school is inclusive. The teaching of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is a strength. Pupils confirmed that lessons are enjoyable.

They remember things that they have learned in the past, particularly in subjects such as geography and science. In a few subjects, such as French, history and personal, social, health and economic (PSHE) education, the structure of what pupils learn isn't planned as well as it could be. This means that pupils forget information that they have learned and their progress is weak.

Teaching, learning and assessment are strong in a wide range of subjects, including art and religious education. These subjects are well planned. Governors and leaders have made sure that the teaching and assessment of reading is at the core of the curriculum.

The impact of this has been significant in raising attainment and in giving reading a high profile in school. Pupils read widely and often. Governors challenge and support the school well.

They have a good and ever-improving overview of teaching, learning and the curriculum. They are less precise in monitoring the use of external funding, such as the sport premium. They are also less sharp at checking whether they meet their duties, such as in relation to the welfare requirements in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).

Children get off to a good start in Nursery and in Reception. They make good progress. The EYFS is well led, and teaching is good.

Information about this school

Mr Clark started as headteacher at the start of September 2017. Since the most recent inspection, the structure of governance has changed. There is now only one chair of the governing body.

The number of pupils on roll is reducing because the standard intake number has dropped from up to 45 pupils each year, to 30 pupils each year. Approximately 10% of pupils have been identified with SEND, which is similar to the national average. Almost 20% of pupils have been identified as being disadvantaged, which is similar to the national average.