9 January 2017

9th January 2017


Dear Parents/Carers


Please find below the link to the Burrowmoor Primary School Ofsted Inspection Report for December 2016:




We are pleased to announce that the school is now officially out of “Special Measures”, and has been upgraded to “Requires Improvement”.


The school was placed in “Special Measures” in March 2015 and has demonstrated continued improvement over a relatively short space of time.  This is welcome news for the school and for all staff, parents/carers and pupils in our community.


Ofsted have provided a Summary of Key Findings for parents and pupils, including the following:




  • Marked improvement in the teaching of reading, writing and mathematics across the school. Pupils now make good progress when writing.
  • Year 6 pupils’ overall attainment in reading, writing and mathematics was above average last Summer at the end of Year 6.
  • Behaviour is good. Pupils demonstrate much improved attitudes to learning in lessons. Typically, they work hard and try to do their best.
  • Provision in early years is Good. Good quality teaching, learning and assessment is evident.
  • Other positive comments are evident around effective leadership and management.
  • The Executive Head Teacher, Head Teacher and Governors are praised for effective leadership, and the new Head Teacher is praised for “establishing a culture of high expectations for respect and tolerance. Morale has improved as all staff demonstrate a determination to improve the education of pupils.”


The school will continue to build on its strengths and to focus upon areas which need to improve further.


These include improving the quality of teaching, learning and outcomes by:


  • A consistent approach to skills development in history, geography and science.
  • Providing harder work for the most able pupils in mathematics.
  • Reviewing Education, Health and Care Plans and provision for all pupils who have SEND.


Please read the full version of the report by clicking on the link at the top of this letter.


The school will be arranging a meeting with interested parents in the coming weeks as we prepare our post-Ofsted Action Plan, and we welcome parental views and support as we work together in moving the school forward as part of the Active Learning Trust and as part of the March community.


We would like to thank all parents and carers for your continued support.


With very best wishes,


Susan Dobbs

Head Teacher