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Marchbank Academy on track to be judged Outstanding by Ofsted

Posted 13th June 2022

A recent Section 8 inspection of Bradford primary school, Dixons Marchbank Academy, found that it continued to be Good in all areas. The report from the inspection carried out in April this year added that enough evidence of improved performance had been demonstrated to suggest that the school could have been judged Outstanding had a full Section 5 inspection been carried out now.

The report praised Marchbank’s ‘highly motivated staff’ for developing ‘lessons that are well planned’ and inspiring pupils to reach their potential. It highlighted that pupils enjoy their lessons, are given ‘a wealth of opportunity to learn outside of lessons’, and are ‘proud to be part of their school community’.

The academy was described as ‘popular, exciting and well-led’.

Helen Haunch, Principal, Dixons Marchbank Academy said:

“We are delighted with this report. At Marchbank, we are committed to providing the best educational experiences for our pupils to achieve their full potential. We are so proud of the hard work and dedication from our staff, pupils and local community, who work together to make our school an amazing place to learn and work.”

Sir Nick Weller, CEO, Dixons Academies Trust said:

“Dixons Marchbank Academy is an excellent school with staff who do whatever it takes to deliver the best outcomes for their pupils. This is evidenced through the impressive strengths and improvements noted in this inspection. This report is a credit to the entire community that Marchbank serves.”

Inspectors reported on how the school’s values of Commitment, Teamwork, and Enjoyment are clearly embedded in everything it does, and praised leadership for tirelessly working to involve all staff in driving improvements and its commitment to community engagement.