Bridge Farm Primary School

Name Bridge Farm Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address East Dundry Road, Bristol, BS14 0LL
Phone Number 01179030420
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 631 (53.1% boys 46.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.5
Local Authority Bristol, City of
Percentage Free School Meals 14.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.6%
Persistent Absence 5.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.2%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

Bridge Farm Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic groups and those who speak English as an additional language are both below national averages.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is extra government funding for particular groups, including pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and those from service families, is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a breakfast club for pupils.

A very small minority of pupils access off-site provision to meet their specific behaviour and learning needs.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school has continued to improve since its previous inspection due to strong and effective leadership.

Pupils make rapid and sustained progress, particularly in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in Key Stage 2. In Key Stage 1, pupils make good progress. Attainment is high by the time pupils leave and pupils achieve exceptionally well.

Over time, teaching is outstanding because it meets the needs of pupils well in a wide range of subjects. The well-focused and exciting range of activities and subjects provides much enjoyment for pupils and is effectively used to give opportunities for them to practise their literacy and numeracy skills. Pupils behave exceptionally well, both in the classroom and the playground.

They are well cared for and feel very safe. Senior leaders are ably led by an excellent headteacher, and share his vision for pupils to achieve highly. In addition, the leadership and management of middle leaders, including subject leaders, is strong, having a highly positive impact on the wide variety of subjects taught.

All staff work well together and the provision for their professional development is outstanding. The governing body has a very clear understanding of the school and is well focused on providing support and challenge to help develop the school further. Parents and carers are highly supportive of the school and the overwhelming majority would recommend it to others.