Brinsworth Academy

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About Brinsworth Academy

Name Brinsworth Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Headteacher Greg Raynor
Address Brinsworth Road, Brinsworth, Rotherham, S60 5EJ
Phone Number 01709828383
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 1481
Local Authority Rotherham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key Findings

Brinsworth is a good school with a good sixth form. It is not outstanding because : achievement is not as strong at Key Stage 3 as Key Stage 4, especially in English and mathematics, and not enough teaching across the school is outstanding. The good climate for learning promotes harmonious relationships between students from different ethnic communities.

Achievement is good because current students make good progress. Achievement is good in the sixth form and in science. Attainment at GCSE has been in line with the national average.

However, in 2012, GCSE results are on track to make a marked improvement. Progress in GCSE English and mathematics, which was satisfactory, is now good. However, h...igher-ability students make satisfactory progress in mathematics.

Students lack sufficient opportunities to develop their reading and writing skills across different subjects. Teaching is good. A little is outstanding and none is inadequate.

A small minority is satisfactory. On occasion, activities are not sufficiently well-matched to students' needs and abilities, and teachers do not always check how well students understand. Students do not always have enough opportunity to develop and express their ideas.

Marking is variable in quality. Behaviour and safety are good. Effective strategies promote good relationships and behaviour in classrooms, around the school and between ethnic groups.

Fixed-term exclusions have been reduced significantly. Attendance has improved from below to above average. Students feel safe and believe that bullying and racism are dealt with well.

Leaders have improved achievement in English and mathematics and sustained good achievement in science and the sixth form. Attendance and behaviour have improved. This good track record combined with accurate self-evaluation and effective systems for the leadership of teaching and managing the performance of staff demonstrate a good capacity for further improvement.

Information about the school

Brinsworth is a larger-than-average secondary school with a sixth form of 210 students. It gained academy status in October 2010 and has a specialism in science. The proportion of students known to be eligible for free school meals is average.

The proportion of students from minority-ethnic groups is above average. The proportion of the students with special educational needs supported by school action is below average but the proportion supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well-above average. The school meets the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students' attainment and progress.

Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

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