Brookwood Primary School

Name Brookwood Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Connaught Road, Brookwood, Woking, GU24 0HF
Phone Number 01483473315
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 172 (49.4% boys 50.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27
Academy Sponsor Bourne Education Trust
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 14%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.6%
Persistent Absence 12%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.2%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is broadly average. Brookwood Primary School converted to become an academy school on 1 December 2015.

When its predecessor school, also called Brookwood Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted it was judged to be good overall. There is a breakfast club that is managed by the school. There is a neighbouring children’s centre that is managed by the school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, ably supported by the deputy headteacher, leads the school with clear vision and strong ambition. Leaders know pupils well and are dedicated to successfully meeting their academic and pastoral needs. Skilful teaching, together with an interesting and varied curriculum, successfully stimulates pupils’ learning across a broad range of subjects.

Effective teaching ensures that by the end of key stage 2, most pupils make strong progress and achieve good outcomes in English and mathematics. However, the most able pupils do not consistently achieve the standards of which they are capable in mathematics. Pupils are extremely tolerant and respectful of other people.

They discuss, with impressive maturity, how they value each other’s differences. Pupils behave impeccably. Pupils are exceptionally polite and courteous.

Consequently, the atmosphere in and around the school is calm and focused on learning. Middle leaders are recently appointed and they are new to leadership roles. They do not yet contribute effectively to leadership of the school’s improvement.

The early years provision is outstanding. Accurate assessments of children’s early skills are used highly effectively to adapt teaching to meet their individual needs. As a result, most children make rapid progress in their Reception Year.

The higher-than-average number of children who join the school other than at the beginning of the school year settle in quickly. However, the outcomes that these pupils achieve in English and mathematics are below those seen nationally. Their progress is not yet consistently fast enough to enable them to catch up with others.

Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities make good and often rapid progress from their typically lower starting points. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is a strength of the school. Pupils thrive on the many opportunities that they are given to contribute to school life and to work together.