Ofsted judges Brimsham as a 'Good' school.
‘Better never stops’ at Brimsham Green, a ‘Good’ school! Following the Inspection that took place in May, Brimsham Green’s students and staff are fulfilling their aspiration for ‘all to excel’ according to Ofsted, who conclude the school is ‘Good’ in all inspection categories.
Inspectors recognised that all staff work with integrity and determination to successfully improve the standard of education the school provides, so much so that both the most able students and students with special educational needs make good progress. Kim Garland, Headteacher, said, “I am so proud of our staff and students for creating the inclusive environment that impressed Ofsted so much. Students’ behaviour is good, and they described the learning environment as positive and conducive to learning. We believe that the ‘climate of mutual trust and respect’ that is highlighted in the report has led to our good academic outcomes across all Key Stages. The Inspectors saw first-hand how students have opportunities to develop their leadership skills as well as to pursue their talents and interests. We are all thrilled that the hard work of students, staff and Governors, together with the support from parents and the local authority, has been recognised in this way.””
Shaun Bailey, Chair of Governors, added, “The Governors are delighted that Ofsted’s report celebrates our successes, the good academic results as well as the quality of our personal development, behaviour and welfare. Parents and students spoke to Inspectors about how students’ emotional well-being is championed, and how we provide access to support when this is required. We are, as Inspectors noted, true advocates for our students. It goes without saying that Governors are really delighted!”
The inspection scrutinised the Sixth Form at Brimsham Green and spoke to students in Years 12 and 13 about their experiences of school and about their A Level lessons in particular. Students spoke highly about the teaching and the guidance they receive, both pastorally and academically. Inspectors were particularly impressed with the Extended Project Qualification that many students complete in their Enrichment time, and these were described as ‘diverse, imaginative and scholarly.’ This qualification is particularly valued by the top universities, and the number of students progressing to Russell Group degree programmes is high.
Kim Garland went on to say, “Staff and Governors are fully committed to continuing to improve students’ experience at Brimsham – we are completely of the mindset that ‘better never stops’, and will forge ahead with existing plans to achieve an Outstanding judgement at our next inspection.”
Parents of prospective students are welcome to join one of our ‘Brimsham Live’ open mornings. To book a visit simply contact the school.