Broke Hall Primary School in Ipswich keeps ‘good’ Ofsted rating whilst it considers academising
The school received a short inspection on February 21 when two Ofsted inspectors along with one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors visited the school.
The inspectors described Broke Hall as “welcoming and inclusive” where “pupils feels valued and are rightly proud of their school.”
They praised the “rich and broad curriculum” that youngsters have access to as well as the accessibility of the school and its staff to parents.
In particular the school’s ‘share’ sessions were noted as helping to make parents feel more included at the school.
Broke Hall was also described the school as “uncompromising” in its drive to raise standards across the school by inspectors.
The report does recommend a few areas in which the school could improve including developing strategies to “support the small number of disadvantaged pupils” and “bring greater consistency in the teaching of reading and mathematics”
In the case of the former recommendation the report did note that staff did have a good understand of the needs of these pupils.
- 1 Man stabbed in back and sides in Ipswich attack
- 2 Men convicted of kidnap and rape of Ipswich girl
- 3 Forbidden Suffolk: 6 places you can't visit in the county
- 4 Two arrests made following stabbing
- 5 'We're lucky to get her back' - Drone finds missing Pinky after 17 days
- 6 'Incredibly proud': 11-year-old saves classmate choking on chicken nugget
- 7 Alleyway near Ipswich town centre remains sealed off after serious assault
- 8 Serving police officer appears in court over alleged misconduct offence
- 9 'Fantastic' new café at Needham Lake beauty spot opens its doors
- 10 Omid Djalili cracks Ipswich joke at Queen's Platinum Jubilee show
Jenny Barr, headteacher at Broke Hall Primary School said: “We are delighted with the report and consider it a true reflection of our school.
“The report highlights the team effort of all the staff, children, parents and governors.
“I am really proud to lead such a ‘good’ school.”
The school’s chair of governors, Ian Scott said: “The governors are delighted that the sustained efforts of all the staff have been recognised in this excellent report.
“We would echo the headteacher’s recognition of this result being a team effort.”
The school is currently looking into forming a multi academy trust and have sent in their initial application to the Regional School Commissioners or RSC.
It will be up to this group to decide whether the school meet the criteria required to become an academy.
The school should find out in the near future if they have been successful in this first stage.
Broke Hall will then proceed with a consultation to gather views on the proposed change.