Bailiffe Bridge Junior and Infant School

Name Bailiffe Bridge Junior and Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 28 February 2013
Address Victoria Road, Bailiff Bridge, Brighouse, West Yorkshire, HD6 4DY
Phone Number 01484713039
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.6
Percentage Free School Meals 3.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.8%

Information about this school

Bailiffe Bridge is an average-sized primary school. The overwhelming majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding allocated for pupils in the care of the local authority or known to be eligible for free school meals or whose family are in the armed forces) is below average. The proportion of pupils whose learning needs are supported at a level known as school action is broadly average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school meets the government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. Since the previous inspection, there has been a significant change to the teaching staff. There has also been a change in senior leadership with the appointment of a new assistant headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and senior leaders have transformed the quality of provision within the school leading to effective teaching and significant improvements to the pupils’ achievement. Pupils reach high standards by the time they reach Year 6 and are well prepared for their secondary education. Progress for most pupils is good. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress due to the effective teaching and special arrangements the school makes for them. The majority of teaching seen during the inspection was good. Progress in the pupils’ books is at least good and outstanding in some classes. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary at all times. They are eager to learn and work diligently during independent activities. Older pupils help support younger ones in the playground. They say they feel safe in school and know that adults can always be relied upon for support. The governance of the school is excellent. The school ensures money is spent wisely and that those pupils entitled to additional funding are well provided for. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Progress in writing across the whole school, whilst good, is not yet as strong as that found in reading and mathematics. Teachers do not always provide pupils with enough opportunities to write in other subjects, or practice using more interesting vocabulary through discussion before they apply it to their writing.