Brookvale Primary School


Name Brookvale Primary School
Website http://www.brookvaleschool.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Address Mallard Drive, Erdington, Birmingham, B23 7YB
Phone Number 01213569973
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 210 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.2
Academy Sponsor The Arthur Terry Learning Partnership
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 29%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.1%
Persistent Absence 9.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Teaching, learning and pupils' achievement have improved rapidly because of the relentless drive and tenacity of school leaders and governors to ensure the best outcomes for pupils.

.The latest information about the school's performance, work in pupils' books and evidence in lessons show that pupils are making good progress in their learning. The teaching of phonics is good.

The proportion of pupils reaching the expected standard at the end of Year 1 has been above average for the past three years. Pupils' achievement has improved particularly well in mathematics because the teaching of mathematics has improved substantially since the pre...vious inspection. Governors' vision for the school is clearly defined.

It is shared by senior leaders, most teachers and support staff alike. Pupils are exceptionally well supported in their learning in a culture of high expectations. Subject leaders have an exceptionally clear understanding of the barriers to learning in their subjects.

They have drawn up exceedingly well-designed plans to overcome these to bring about further improvements. Senior and middle leaders have very successfully improved disadvantaged pupils' achievement. They have spent pupil premium funding astutely to support the learning of these pupils.

Pupils behave well around school. They are kind and polite towards each other and exceptionally welcoming of visitors. The pastoral manager and office manager have a highly effective impact on improving pupils' attendance.

The number of pupils regularly absent from school has decreased rapidly this year. The early years is exceptionally well led. Learning opportunities provided have improved exceedingly well.

Children make and sustain exceptionally fast progress in their learning and development from their individual starting points. Occasionally, inconsistencies in teaching mean that all pupils do not achieve as well as they could in their learning. In a small number of lessons, the behaviour of a few pupils slightly disrupts learning.

The school's effectiveness has improved well since the previous inspection. It is continuing to improve because of the firm and decisive leadership of senior leaders, governors and officers of the Arthur Terry Learning Partnership.

Information about this school

This primary school is smaller than average.

Pupils come from a wide range of ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils supported by pupil premium funding is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below average The school is a member of Arthur Terry Learning Partnership, which has trustees and a local governing body. It is led by a chief executive officer. The school met the government's floor standards in 2016, which are the minimum expectations for pupils' progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

The school does not meet the Department for Education's definition of a coasting school based on key stage 2 academic performance results in 2015, 2016 and 2017. Early years provision is full time in the Reception class. The school runs a breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body.