Burrsville Infant Academy rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Burrsville Infant Academy in Clacton-On-Sea, Essex has been rated “Good” by Ofsted after being inspected last month. First established in 1967, Burrsville joined REAch2 Academy Trust in December, 2013. Since joining the UK’s largest primary academy trust the school has improved from a rating of “Inadequate” to “Good”.

The primary school, which teaches pupils aged 3 to 7 was judged as “Good” in all areas. The report highlights that “leaders have secured many improvements and managed changes in staffing and the expanding school roll very well. As a result, pupils receive a good education.”

The report also notes that “pupils achieve good standards in all year groups in English and mathematics” and “parents speak very highly of the school”.

The report describes leadership as “highly focused and effective” and praises executive headteacher Sinead Harper and head of school Katie Siggery, for ensuring “that very good care is provided for pupils and their families” being “highly ambitious for all pupils”.

Katie Siggery, Head of School at Burrsville Infant Academy, said:

‘We are thrilled with the outcome of the report and would like to thank our fantastic staff and pupils for all their hard work and also our parents for their ongoing support.”

Sinead Harper, Executive Head, said:

‘We have an amazing team, whom all have contributed to the vision of ‘creating a joy in learning for every child’. I am confident that we will continue to achieve our goal of becoming an “Outstanding” school.’

Sir Steve Lancashire, CEO of REAch2 Academy Trust, said:

‘This is a brilliant achievement for Burrsville and we are all very proud of how far the school has come since joining REAch2. We are committed to offering exceptional opportunities for learning for all our pupils in each and every one of our schools.”

Interested parents can find out more about Burrsville Infant Academy at http://www.burrsville-inf.essex.sch.uk/home