Briar Hill is a 'good' school

Briar Hill Primary School, Northampton, has received praise from Ofsted after being rated “good” across every inspection category.

After a two–day assessment, inspectors recognised the multi-cultural school for the effectiveness of leadership and management and the good quality teaching, learning and assessment across all year groups.

Inspectors said achievement is rising across the school because pupils now make good progress through each key stage.

Janey Cooksley, Headteacher at Briar Hill Primary School, said: “It was particularly pleasing that the inspectors recognised the strength of our school community and the values that are at the centre of everything that we do.

“Our staff and governors have worked tirelessly to raise the aspirations of our pupils and we are all very proud of the progress we have made.

"This has been underpinned by us setting high standards across teaching and learning to support our pupils as they grow and develop."

Ofsted found that “teachers have high expectations of what pupils can achieve and pupils are rising to the challenge to meet them.”

The report also found that:

  • Senior leaders have raised the quality of teaching in all areas of the school.
  • The behaviour of pupils is good. They have positive attitudes to learning and enjoy coming to school.
  • Core values, such as resilience and determination, are carefully woven into every aspect of school life.
  • The gaps between the achievement of disadvantaged pupils and their classmates are closing rapidly in all subjects.
  • Teachers work closely with the cluster schools to share their expertise. This has raised the quality of their work to good.

Wendy Marshall, Chief Executive of the David Ross Education Trust, added: “I am certain that Briar Hill will continue to go from strength to strength.”