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Our last Ofsted inspection took place on 12-13 October 2017 and Malin Bridge Primary was rated an “Outstanding School”. We work tirelessly each day to ensure that Malin Bridge continues to uphold this rating and provide the best education possible for those pupils who attend our school. Not only that, but we provide advice and support to other schools in the area in their journey towards outstanding.

The full report can be downloaded here: Malin Bridge Primary School Osted Report – October 2017

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school


  • The school’s vision and high aspirations have a considerable impact on staff, pupils and parents. Staff are incredibly proud to work at the school, pupils thoroughly enjoy their learning experiences and parents feel involved in their children’s learning.
  • Leadership is highly effective. Leaders ad governors have worked tenaciously to improve the quality of education provided by the school from good to outstanding. They pick up any emerging weaknesses and address them promptly.
  • Precise use of assessment and considerable investment in staff training are resulting in high-quality teaching in a broad range of subjects.
  • Governors provide very effective challenge from an informed position and hold school leaders rigorously to account.
  • The aspiring curriculum, which is responsive to the school’s context, is central to realising the school’s vision for pupils to celebrate diversity, be aspirational and enquire about the world.
  • There are very respectful relationships between staff and pupils. Staff nurture pupils’ personal development. Pupils develop a love of learning and thoroughly enjoy school. This is reflected in their above-average attendance.
  • Pupils achieve consistently well in all key stages and subjects over time.
  • Pupil premium funding enables disadvantaged pupils to make rapid progress.
  • Phonics outcomes by the end of Year 2 are consistently above the national average, including for disadvantaged pupils.
  • Children in the early years make rapid progress from their starting points. The relatively new nursery provision means that many children access high-quality learning at an even earlier stage.
  • Effective partnerships with the local authority, a teaching school alliance and schools in the locality support both the school’s continual development and that of the wider educational community. However, leaders and governors are mindful of striking the appropriate balance so that outcomes for pupils at Malin Bridge remains the school’s greatest priority.

Parent View

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