One In A Million Free School

Name One In A Million Free School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 March 2018
Address Cliffe Terrace, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7DX
Phone Number 01274723439
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 361
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.8
Academy Sponsor One In A Million Free School
Local Authority 380
Percentage Free School Meals 29%
Percentage English is Not First Language 60.9%
Persisitent Absence 29.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 21.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school was set up by One In A Million, a Bradford-based charity in partnership with Bradford City Football Club, with the aim of working with children and young people in areas of deprivation within Bradford. The school currently has pupils in every year group. There are currently no students in the sixth form. There have been significant staffing changes since the last inspection, including the appointment of a new principal in January 2017 and the addition of new staff due to the growth of the school. Just over a third of the staff were new to the school in September 2017. Pupils attending the school have not yet taken external examinations. The school uses Bradford Central Pupil Referral Unit and Pipeline Productions for alternative provision. i

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The principal has a clear and focused vision for the school. In a very short time, he and his leadership team have made a great difference to the quality of education that the school provides. Governors have established a school with a caring and inclusive ethos. Leaders provide experiences and opportunities that have transformed the lives of many young people at the school. The leaders’ work to develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is good. Pupils are well cared for, feel safe and know how to keep safe. Pupils’ conduct and behaviour around the school site have improved and are now generally good. Most pupils are respectful of one another and of adults, and are polite to visitors. In a very small minority of lessons, teachers do not consistently challenge some low-level disruption. As a result, learning slows for a very small number of pupils. As a result of effective professional development, the quality of teaching, learning and assessment has improved and is now good. The school’s assessment information and work in pupils’ books show that most pupils make strong progress from their starting points in a range of subjects, including English and mathematics. Leaders at all levels and staff have high expectations of pupils and actively encourage high aspirations from all pupils, regardless of their backgrounds. Although there are improvements in the attendance of pupils, attendance is well below the national average especially for pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities and pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds. The progress of a very small number of pupils, including those who have SEN and/or disabilities, across a number of subjects, is slower than that of their peers.