Standards improving at Nelson primary school


Educational standards at a Nelson primary school are on the up, Ofsted inspectors have reported.

A team which visited Bradley Primary School last month found that the school, which was rated as satisfactory at the last inspection in February last year, could now be given a “good” rating across the board.

In their report, the inspection team praised the school’s efforts in improving standards and called on staff to provide pupils with more opportunities to work independently.

“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.”