Brewood Middle CofE Academy


Name Brewood Middle CofE Academy
Website http://www.brewood.staffs.sch.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address School Road, Brewood, Stafford, ST19 9DS
Phone Number 01902850266
Type Secondary
Age Range 9-13
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 429 (48.3% boys 51.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Academy Sponsor St Chad's Academies Trust
Local Authority Staffordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.7%
Persistent Absence 7.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.5%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The whole school community shows an exceptional commitment to keeping pupils as safe as possible. Training, policies and procedures are comprehensive and all staff know, understand and follow them.

Pupils say they feel very safe in school, and learn how to keep themselves safe outside school in different situations. The headteacher provides strong leadership and staff value the guidance and support they receive from him. All staff share his determination and passion to inspire pupils to achieve their full potential.

Teaching is consistently good. As a result, the vast majority of pupils achieve well in all subjects. They make strong progr...ess from the beginning of Year 5 to the end of Year 8.

This includes pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, disadvantaged pupils and the most able. The curriculum develops pupils' love of learning across a range of subjects. It is enhanced by a range of trips, visits and stimulating learning experiences.

This helps pupils to make strong progress in all areas of their learning. Teaching assistants support pupils very effectively. They understand pupils' learning needs and help them to make good progress.

Governors have a detailed understanding of all aspects of school performance and hold leaders to account for it. Leaders at all levels work closely together to monitor teaching and pupils' outcomes. While they are effective at driving improvements in these areas, they do not yet have a strategic overview of how well different groups of pupils are achieving.

Teachers plan carefully to meet pupils' learning needs and use questions effectively to check what pupils can do. However, on some occasions, lower-attaining pupils have work which is too challenging and this limits their progress. Pupils' personal development and welfare are exceptionally well developed.

Their personal, social and health education (PSHE) is of the highest quality. Pupils have a deep understanding of fundamental British values. Staff prepare pupils to be responsible citizens in Britain and the wider world.

Pupils' behaviour is impeccable. They are confident, polite and exceptionally respectful of all adults and one another. Leaders monitor attendance closely.

Attendance rates have improved. Staff help pupils to settle quickly into Year 5, and Year 8 pupils receive support and guidance to prepare them for key stage 4 in high school. However, Year 8 pupils do not receive careers information, advice and guidance (CIAG) about opportunities after key stage 4.

Information about this school

Brewood CofE Middle School is a smaller-than-average middle deemed secondary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage and most speak English as their first language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average.

The proportion of pupils identified as having SEN and/or disabilities is in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or education, health and care plan is also in line with the national average. No pupils in the school are currently being educated by any other provider.

No pupils are on part-time timetables. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics for pupils by the end of Year 6. The school runs a breakfast club: the 'Ready to Learn' club.

There is a hard federation between St Mary's CE First School at Wheaton Aston and Brewood C of E Middle School. There is one governing body and one executive headteacher for the two schools. Brewood C of E Middle School has an executive headteacher, a deputy headteacher and one assistant headteacher.