East Ham school still rated outstanding, six years after inspection
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A school in East Ham has maintained its ‘outstanding’ rating for six years.
Brampton Manor Academy was deemed outstanding in every category in 2012, and has repeated this effort in its most recent Ofsted inspection.
The determined leadership of the principal was commended, as was the dedication of the staff and relationships between teachers and students.
Executive principal Dr Dayo Olukoshi said: “We’re delighted to receive this recognition for the second time for the hard work and the high standards achieved by our students and our staff.
“But we will not become complacent – our job is far from over. Our best days are still very much ahead of us.”
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The school was examined in five areas: effectiveness of leadership, quality of teaching, learning and assessment, personal development, outcomes for pupils, and the 16 to 19 study programmes. Every area was graded outstanding.
The attainment and progress of pupils were noted for being consistently above national averages, and there were no groups of underachieving pupils.
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Student conduct was “mature and purposeful”, with pupils’ good behaviour resulting in a harmonious working environment.
The sixth form was acknowledged for having “rapidly become established as a centre for excellence”. In Year 13, there are 25 students who hold university offers, including places at Oxford and Cambridge.
The report also recognised the skilful and stimulating teachers, as well as pupils’ eagerness to learn. The school’s farm was called “inspirational” and pupils were found to value different cultures, faiths and sexualities.
There was little to improvement on – the report stated that the most-able pupils should be challenged more, while the less-able pupils should be clear on what they are expected to achieve.
Chair of governors Marion Faust said: “This is such a fitting tribute to the hard work and dedication of the staff and students.
“Brampton Manor Academy is the most oversubscribed school in Newham and this report rightly confirms the excellent work goes on at the school every day.”
The school, which teaches 11 to 18-year-olds, has received approval to increase its admissions from 300 to 420, due to the borough’s lack of places.