Greenhill Primary retains ‘good’ Ofsted grading

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Greenhill Primary School. Photo: Google

A primary school in Bramley has remains a ‘good’ school, according to Ofsted inspectors.

But the report speaks of a ‘turbulent’ recent period at Greenhill Primary, off Gamble Hill Drive.

“The school has experienced a turbulent period of change since the previous inspection,” inspectors state. “This slowed down curriculum development work until very recently. Consequently, the school’s ambitious intent for pupils to achieve well in all curriculum subjects is at an early stage of implementation.”

The report praises the school’s commitment to widening pupils’ participation in sport as one of its strengths and says children are ‘getting a good deal’ in terms of early years education.

“The quality of education is improving rapidly,” the report adds. “When these improvements began in September 2022, the school rightly prioritised improving the curriculum for early reading and phonics, and the early years foundation stage curriculum. The school tackled these strategic priorities effectively. These improvements are fully embedded now.”

The report says the school purchased new reading books to go with the new curriculum for early reading and phonics and praised the high-quality training ensures that phonics is taught consistently well. 

The report also noted improved pupils’ behaviour at lunchtime: “The school should continue to embed a positive culture where bullying is not tolerated and all pupils feel happy and safe in school.”

The full report can be read in full here.

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