Ofsted rates East Ham’s Brampton academy ‘outstanding’

A Newham school which converted to an academy a year ago has been rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted inspectors.

Under new, tougher inspection arrangements introduced by the Government in January Brampton Manor Academy had its first full Ofsted inspection for five years two weeks ago.

Inspectors said: “This is an outstanding school which has been transformed in a relatively short period of time.”

The report concludes that achievement, teaching, behaviour, leadership and management and overall effectiveness are all outstanding and cites the “passionate” leadership of the Headteacher, Dr Dayo Olukoshi, as providing “an amazingly effective vision”.

Inspectors noted that achievement in the school had risen considerably in recent years and commended the outstanding progress of students, judged to be in the top 1 per cent of schools in the country.

They found students at the school to be “respectful and considerate” and they judged that “the academy is an extremely harmonious community”.

Teachers too were delighted that the quality of their teaching was given the highest grading, which inspectors attributed to their “extremely high expectations”.

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Dr Olukoshi said “We’re delighted to receive this recognition for the hard work and the high standards achieved by our students and our staff, but we will not become complacent. This judgement provides us with a platform for even greater success in the future”.

Inspectors noted that leadership had resulted in an ethos at the academy of “There are no limits to what students can achieve”, a feeling which they said was borne out by their conversations with students and observation of lessons.

Brampton Manor became only the 145th school in the country to be awarded the ‘Outstanding’ judgement under the new framework.

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