|Name||Bradley Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||26 November 2013|
|Address||Dover Street, Nelson, Lancashire, BB9 7RF|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||420|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||96.4%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Bradley Primary School is larger than the average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is well above average. A few pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for children in local authority care, for children from armed service families, and for children known to be eligible for free school meals. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Since the previous inspection three new teachers have been appointed and there have been new appointments to the leadership and management team. The school offers a breakfast club managed by the governing body.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The school has improved since the last inspection so that achievement is now good. All groups of pupils make good progress from their significantly low starting points on entry to the Early Years Foundation Stage. As a result, standards are improving. As a result of the leadership team’s drive to improve the school’s performance teaching is now good and sometimes outstanding. Teachers are enthusiastic and ensure that pupils are inspired to learn well. Behaviour is good. Pupils are very polite and courteous showing respect for each other and adults. They understand clearly what is right and wrong and enjoy celebrating each other’s success. Pupils say they feel safe because everyone looks after each other. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Pupils have access to a wide range of additional activities which extend and support their learning. Leadership and management of the school have improved since the previous inspection. The headteacher leads the school well. Regular, accurate and thorough analysis of assessment information has improved the quality of pupils’ learning greatly. Leaders and members of the governing body check the school’s work thoroughly. The governing body knows the school well and challenges the headteacher to ensure that necessary improvements are made. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all lessons have quick pace throughout because teachers spend too long talking. Teacher’s planning does not allow enough opportunities for pupils to work independently. The most able pupils are not always challenged enough. Skills pupils learn in mathematics lessons are not developed well through other subjects. The profile of mathematics is not high enough to help pupils understand fully the importance of the subject. Not all the roles of leaders and managers are fully developed.