Brockley Primary tops English league table

Figures released by the Department for Education yesterday revealed that Brockley Primary School "added the most value to its pupils education" of all 15,000 state primaries in England.

Brockley Primary is currently undergoing a major refurbisment and shares an excellent headmistress, Glenys Ingham, with Myatt Garden Primary, also in Brockley. This result is a fantastic endorsement of the progress it's made since 2004/05, when it achieved a "satisfactory" Ofsted rating and finished bottom of some local league tables.

25 comments:

Anonymous said...

It doesn't surprise me that Brockley Primary has made such progress. Glenys Ingham is a truly excellent head. She's got amazing energy and a real love for the kids.

If my kids weren't already at Myatt Garden,(also with an excellent new head) I'd consider sending them there just for her.

pip said...

What a spectacular achievement - many congratulations to all involved with the school.

Anonymous said...

Great for them and for the community. The schools suffered reputationally & I hope this helps turn that round.

Anonymous said...

That's great news!

Anonymous said...

way to go glenys - myatt misses you terribly.

Anonymous said...

Well done Brockley. Keep it up!!

Brockley Gal said...

When does the school move into the new building and change it's name to Beecroft Garden?

Simon@Geddes said...

What fantastic news. It just goes to show what can be achieved when people pull together. This is great for the long term prospects of those children growing up in the Brockley area.

Tressilliana said...

Wonderful news. Well done to all involved!

Anonymous said...

Does it top the league table or is it the most improved having risen from bottom of the league?

It's like saying Arsenal are top of the Premier league because it's the most improved this season.

If only 1 child out 100 passed the SATS but now 2 passed is that a fantastic 100% improvement or a 98% failure?

Guess what the pupils at the bottom school in the league don't take the SATs.

The NUT is deeply opposed to SATs and balloted to boycott them last year.

So could last years results reflect teachers industrial action rather than the academic skills of the pupils?

Amazing said...

Anon, it is not top of the league table, it is top of the 'most improved' schools. So yes, results might still be poor but it's clearly very much heading in the right direction and proves that good leadership is everything. The previous government bankrupted the country getting new schools built with PFI money that we tax payers will not have paid off by the time half the buildings have fallen down, and all they needed to do was invest in more amazing heads by paying proper decent money for them.

Anonymous said...

....and this governement has frozen shakers for two years and limited future rises to 1%. Education and NHS, governments do like to tinker to show they are doing something. If you were a bright motivated graduate, would you go into education?

Anonymous said...

Shakers? iPad fail. "salarys"

Amazing said...

No, I probably wouldn't go into education - the salary freeze is another misguided policy. But the money isn't there (thanks to Labour - and no, I'm not a Tory) and any move to claw back some of it is going to be unpopular. PFIs are the biggest waste of public money ever - the current government is left to work out how to pay for them.

Anonymous said...

So this school could have risen up the table not by improving but by other schools doing worse than last year?

Mb said...

PFIs were started by the Tories, developed by labour and being retained by the current bunch. They may be appropriate in some cases but difficult to see why private companies would accept the risks involved in many public proojects. There's the rub. We're paying private rates of interest while the private companies have their risk underwritten by the public. See metronet

You'll note that the DFT refused boris the option of borrowing money to buy cross rail rolling stock. It will likely be a pfi deal. Interestingly, boris is adopting one of kens ideas, also rejected by the government of the time. It's a crazy world.

Tressilliana said...

Anon 14:00, all the data is published on the internet for you to find that out if you are genuinely interested. However, I think until very recently Brockley Primary School would have struggled to get results half as good as this year's.

It is, by the way, always worth bearing in mind when looking at primary school league tables that the year groups are very small and one child's good or bad results can make an enormous difference to the aggregate results.

Anonymous said...

"When does the school move into the new building and change it's name to Beecroft Garden?"

After February half term. The school is closing early for half term this week (Wednesday) to allow time for the move. Then re-opening after the break as Beecroft Garden.

It seems to be an exciting time for this fast improving school.

Anonymous said...

Goodness, I went there from 1964-69 and it was Dickensian then with Mr Condict as head. It can only get better!

Anonymous said...

Dose any one know what there school uniform is please as I have no idea?

Anonymous said...

Dose anyone know the uniform for beecroft gardens please

Anonymous said...

beecroft garden primary school uniform is sky blue polo tops and royal blue jumpers (meant to have the logo but alot of ppl dont bother) and black, navy or grey skirts or trousers, hope that helped

Anonymous said...

my children attend beecroft garden and attended when it was brockley primay and the improvements made since glenys ingham took over along with trefor marsh are outstanding. my children are now excelling as are most students, the staff are consistent and happy to teach the students and there is alot less trouble and repuyatiion wise it is now a very good school

Anonymous said...

Wow, what a transformation. Looks good from the road. Must visit soon while the offer is still on.

Sunbabies said...

Hi Anonymous, we are moving into the area soon and am looking at Myatt Garden. How are the staff coping now with the new head and if you think their latest Ofsted (rated Good from Outstanding few yrs ago) is any indication of the std of the school?

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