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Brakenhale School

Ofsted Reports


Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills – OFSTED

Inspecting and regulating services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages


Brakenhale School’s last full inspection by Ofsted was in January 2019 and we had a monitoring visit in September 2022.

The latest Ofsted reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website here:

Ofsted inspections are more demanding than they have ever been and we are very pleased that these reports acknowledges our extremely strong performance against exacting criteria.

Ofsted Report 2022 | Monitoring Visit

This Ofsted inspection was a monitoring, unannounced one and they therefore saw our school as it is each day; it was not graded.  As you will note from the letter sent home, we have much to be proud of. Calm and orderly learning environments are crucial to great learning. Systems and structures benefit everyone; we thrive on them. Happy and safe children are keen to learn. The culture we create in our school should be one of inclusivity, and it is.

Everything we continue to do will elevate our school to excellence.  Our vision is bold and deliberate: we’re a school at the heart of the community where we instil the values of aspiration, kindness and responsibility to prepare our students for their individual successes and future careers. The values of Aim High, Be Kind and Take Responsibility resonate in this letter – I am proud of this.

Ofsted Report 2019 | Full Inspection

Overall the School was graded as “Good” however, across the five categories inspected, three were graded as Outstanding. This is an incredible achievement particularly in such a short space of time. It is an absolute testament to the hard work and dedication of staff, students, parents and governors and everyone involved with the school should feel incredibly proud of the result.

Please do read the report in full as it is absolutely packed with positive comments and amazing feedback about our students.

Our journey now continues, we will never be complacent and we are always looking to improve, to be even better than we already are!