Brightwalton C.E.Primary School

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Ofsted and Performance Data

Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables. 


We are delighted that the inspection team found such strong evidence of our values and the strengths of the school, which mean so much to us and on which we work so hard.

  • Pupils feel safe and are safe. They know they are well cared for and that all staff will help them and want the best for them.

  • Pupils enjoy school and benefit from a broad curriculum. They enjoy taking on the extra responsibilities which enhance their social skills and encourage them to become active citizens.

  • Teachers teach well, using a range of strategies to progress learning and making sure that pupils with special needs and/or disabilities receive the support they need.

  • Phonics and Maths teaching are particular strengths.

Naturally we are disappointed that the timing of the inspection meant that we had not yet been able to implement some of the work detailed in our School Improvement Plan. This includes finishing the redevelopment of all areas of the curriculum, launching our new safeguarding record-keeping system and purchasing the books required to support our updated approach to teaching early reading. The latter two actions have already been implemented, following the agreement of our budget. Finalising the curriculum work had been rescheduled for this term, due to the pandemic-related school closures in the last 12 months. Our plans are in hand and will be implemented from September 2021.

We would like to thank all our families for their support of the school and what we aim to achieve here. The staff were very touched that so many of you took the opportunity to contact the inspectors, to share your thoughts and opinions. It feels very reassuring to know that you value what we provide for your children and share our aspirations for them. We know that our school is a good school and is also still ‘Good’ in Ofsted terms, but we also believe that it is a very special and welcoming place to be, and that our children receive a fantastic, all-round education rooted in Christian values. Together, the staff and governors will continue to strive to provide the very best education for all our children.


 Mrs Janet Patterson                                                                           Mrs Denise Herrington

   Headteacher                                                                                      Chair of Governors

   June 2021     


 As we are also a church school (not a faith school), we are linked to the Oxford Diocese and are subject to inspection by SIAMS (Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools).

Performance Data

Please use this link to find our latest performance data. The data held here is the 2018 - 2019 data, which is the most recent data available, due to the government changes made to assessment and reporting arrangements during the pandemic.

Further information on school accountability expectations can be found here.