OfSTED finds Kilburn Grange School to be Good in all areas

Kilburn Grange School has received its first ever OfSTED report, where inspectors found the school to be “Good” in all areas. Enjoying “the benefits of being part of a successful Trust”, Kilburn Grange has now been recognised as a valuable primary choice for parents and carers in the Brent and Camden area.

Opened by Bellevue Place Education Trust in September 2015, the school offers high educational standards, with pupils making “strong progress in reading, writing and mathematics”. The report also praises the school’s emphasis on “personal development”, inspectors remarking that pupils are “encouraged to think critically and develop their own ideas”. Pupils’ access to a “broad curriculum”, alongside the promotion of critical thinking and a varied extended curriculum, is a defining feature of Bellevue Place Education Trust schools. The report notes that Kilburn Grange School meets “the needs of all pupils, regardless of the complexity of their needs”, recognising the centrality of a “school community” in which “all pupils play an active part”. This has a clearly beneficial effect, as “pupils enjoy learning” and maintain “positive working relationships” with staff.

Engagement from parents surrounding the inspection was very positive, with 96% considering their child to “make good progress” and 89% recommending the school to another parent. The report recognises that “parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school”, acknowledging their confidence that “behaviour is strong”.

The Chief Executive of Bellevue Place Education Trust, Mark Greatrex commented on the inspection result:

“For the last three years, Kilburn Grange School has been contributing a high-quality education to the young people of Brent and Camden. OfSTED’s conclusions vindicate the hard work of staff, parents, governors and pupils who have invested so much in founding a truly valuable school community. Our broad and balanced curriculum – delivered by the strong team at Kilburn Grange – encourages a culture of creativity, enquiry, confidence and expression, nurturing a population of lifelong thinkers.”

Kilburn Grange School now welcomes applications for pupils up to Year 3 and continues to work towards improving its educational offer. Prospective families interested in applying for a place to begin September 2019 can visit the school throughout the autumn term, with tours held every Wednesday afternoon from 2:30pm. If anyone is unable to make the scheduled tours, the school encourages that they get in contact and another can be arranged at the prospective families’ convenience.

You can read the full report by following the link: Click here.

Listed below are a few choice quotes selected from the OfSTED report:

“Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is evident throughout the school. Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain.”

“The quality of work across the wider curriculum is strong. This was particularly evident in the stunning artwork created by Year 1, reflecting a variety of styles and textures.”

“The school’s values of ‘WECARE’ are the cornerstone of all activities. Pupils talk confidently about wonder, enjoy, collaborate, aspire, reflect and endeavour. Pupils’ books demonstrate that the values are an integral part of learning. Pupils talk positively about diversity and treating people equally.”

“Pupils take pride in their work. This is evident in the way that all activities are completed to a high standard.”