Primary school laps up Ofsted praise

Head Caroline Towler and children from Brotherton and Byram celebrate their rating.
Head Caroline Towler and children from Brotherton and Byram celebrate their rating.

Brotherton and Byram Community Primary Academy is toasting Ofsted success after inspectors awarded it a ‘good’ rating.

The education watchdog praised the school’s “wide and engaging curriculum” following a recent visit.

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The report also noted that pupils “behave well and display positive attitudes to learning”.

“This is an excellent pat on the back for everyone in our school as we approach the end of another school year,” said headteacher Caroline Towler.

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“We have a wonderful school community – parents, staff and pupils – and I’m thrilled for everyone that we have received this result.

“We place so much emphasis on happy children who enjoy learning and give our children a range of exciting opportunities in school.

“We’re not complacent and we know there are always areas to improve, but it’s good to see that the hard work our school team put in everyday has been recognised and is appreciated.”

The report added that school leaders have “ensured that the curriculum provides rich opportunities for pupils to develop subject skills.

“Work in physical education, music and modern foreign languages is noteworthy.

“Pupils enjoy taking part in a variety of extra-curricular activities.

“Where any aspect of the school is identified as needing improvement, leaders are able to access a range of support from Ebor specialists.

“This has been particularly beneficial in the school’s work to raise pupils’ achievement in reading.

“There is a wide and engaging curriculum that inspires pupils and provides a good foundation for future learning.”