Latest Ofsted Report

Our latest inspection took place on 26-27 September 2012 and rated Malin Bridge Primary as a “Good School”.

The full report can be viewed and downloaded from the Ofsted website or downloaded here:

OFSTED Report 2012


The Ofsted report summarised our school as follows:

  • Pupils enjoy positive educational experiences which prepare them well for the next stage in education and their future lives.
  • Achievement is good. Pupils make good progress through the school and attain above average standards in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.
  • Teaching is consistently good. Teachers’ class management is a strength and lessons are prepared effectively. This ensures that no time is wasted and lessons are well organised.
  • Pupils have positive attitudes towards their work and invariably behave well during lessons. They are keen to do well and are enthusiastic about their learning. Pupils feel safe and secure, and readily describe their sense of pride in their school.
  • The effective leadership of the headteacher and the senior team has ensured good improvement since the previous inspection. Following a recent period of significant change in the school, morale is high. Leaders at all levels, staff and the governing body work well as a team. As a result, the quality of teaching has improved and achievement has risen.
  • Self-evaluation is accurate, based on excellent use of data about pupils’ attainment and progress. This enables leaders and governors to target the correct areas for development.

Recent Ofsted Reports

26th June 2012 : ICT Subject Inspection Overall effectiveness graded ‘satisfactory’ with the curriculum graded as ‘good’.

20th January 2011 : Inspection Overall effectiveness ‘satisfactory’ with the school described as ‘rapidly improving’.

Ofsted Parent Questionnaire

Many of you will have filled in Ofsted questionnaires in the past; previously the option to do this has only ever been given during an Ofsted inspection. However, parents and carers now share their opinions on a school via an online questionnaire on the Parent View website.

Responses from parents can be viewed here – a big thank you to all parents who have taken the time to give their views.


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