Our most recent Ofsted inspection took place in April 2016. The report by inspectors concluded that Bankfoot Primary School is 'outstanding'.
Read the full copy of our most recent report below by clicking the 'go full page' icon in the bottom right hand corner of the document or click here to download the report from Ofsted's website. Here you will also be able to download copies of our previous inspection reports.
Here are just some of the inspectors' comments from our most recent visit:
"The passion, determination and high expectations of the headteacher are contagious, securing the best efforts of the whole school community. One member of staff told inspectors,‘The team at Bankfoot Primary are an inspirational, motivated group of people.’ This is indeed the case".
" Leaders have developed a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that enthuses and motivates pupils. Pupils improve their reading, writing and mathematics skills in other subjects because teachers uphold the same standards of work in subjects, such as science and geography, that are expected in mathematics and English lessons".
"The provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is exceptional. Pupils learn about values that enable them to be lifelong learners and good citizens".
"Teachers have consistently high expectations of all pupils. They plan work that is well matched to the needs of groups of pupils, including those who have special educational needs or disability and the most able. As a result, all groups of pupils make substantial and sustained progress from the time they enter school to the time they leave".
"Many parents actively work alongside their children in the home, helping them to practice what they have learned in
school. Just about every parent attends parent consultation meetings".
"The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding".
"The behaviour of pupils is outstanding".
"Pupils are polite and courteous to each other and adults. They say ‘thank you’, ‘sorry’ and ‘excuse me’ and hold the doors open for each other and for adults".
"Nearly every Year 6 pupil reached at least the national standards in reading, writing and mathematics, and grammar, punctuation and spelling. This represents exceptional progress from below typical starting points".
"Several pupils who arrived from overseas mid key stage made exceptional progress from low starting points to reach the expected standards by the end of key stage 2 last year".
"An excellent environment and quality resources engage children independently in all aspects of learning. Children sustain interest in their play and exploration on their own or with their peers. They are highly motivated to learn".
"The governing body provides clear direction. Governors strongly believe in education as a means to improving the local community and the life chances of pupils. With the headteacher, governors have successfully increased the active participation of parents in their children’s learning".