Inspectors find Sheffield primary has maintained 'good quality of education' despite changes

Children at Bradway Primary School
Children at Bradway Primary School
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A primary school has tackled areas for improvement and maintained a good standard of education, inspectors have found.

Inspectors visited Bradway Primary, in Bradway, and judged that the school continues to operate at a 'good' rating.

Children at Bradway Primary School

Children at Bradway Primary School

They praised the school's leaders for 'maintaining the good quality of education' since the last inspection in June 2012, despite 'several quite considerable' changes to the team.

They also praised governors and staff, the behaviour of children and the 'exceptionally supportive' parents and carers.

Headteacher Paul Stockley said: "We were delighted with our Ofsted report as it affirmed what we already knew; that Bradway Primary is well led, is a safe and stimulating place to learn and is a wonderful place to work.

"The inspector said that she had never seen so many positive parent comments posted on the Ofsted 'Parentview' site which is testament to our extremely supportive parental community. Indeed the inspector commented on the 'cohesive team and caring community who share your vision for the school'.

"Everyone involved with the school continued the positive theme; when asked how they could improve the school, pupils commented 'that's hard' and staff said how proud they were to work at Bradway Primary School.

"Our two school mottos 'Learning Through Enjoyment' and 'Everyone's Good At Something' are key to everything that we do and we were delighted that the impact of this approach on our pupils and the community was recognised in our inspection.

"Our aim is to ensure that Bradway is full of happy, motivated and successful learners.

"We celebrate children's abilities in the broadest possible way with excellent musical, sporting, dramatic and artistic opportunities on offer.

"At Bradway we want to nurture a life-long love of learning and to develop resilient individuals who know the true meaning of success, who feel valued for who they are as well as for their academic attainment and progress.

"We were very pleased to see that this Ofsted inspection recognised our continuing success in achieving these goals."

Inspectors did outline the step which the school should take to improve further.

Leaders and governors should ensure that the accelerated progress that some disadvantaged pupils are making is achieved more consistently across all year groups and the standards pupils reach and the progress they make in writing more closely match those in reading and maths.

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