Exciting new improvements at Berrow Primary School

By Jill Dando News

An expanded forest school is just one of a wave of new improvements at a Somerset primary school that has entered an exciting new era.

Berrow Primary School has been making huge improvements since being supported by the The Priory Learning Trust since January.

Earlier this year, Charlotte Bradley became the new Principal which heralded even more changes. The school has seen a widespread of improvements in safeguarding, strategic planning and the curriculum, as well as the facilities including a newly expanded forest school.

An Ofsted monitoring visit in May, confirmed the ‘rapid changes’ and positive improvements being made to the school adding that ‘Pupils say they feel safe in school’.
Inspectors also said, ‘teachers are positive about the directions of the school’ and ‘Leader’s action plans are clear, precise and measurable…. allowing governors to support and challenge leaders about the school’s progress.”

Charlotte had previously been at the excellent St Anne’s Church Academy, in Weston-super-Mare, which has had huge success in recent years. St Anne’s, as well as The King Alfred School Academy and more are all part of The Priory Learning Trust.

Charlotte said: “There is an exciting air of positivity around our school and community that is almost tangible – we intend to continue moving at a rapid pace to ensure Berrow becomes a great school again for children, staff and our community. 

“We are making improvements to positively impact our children. Thank you to our families and friends for supporting our school.” 

Lisa Dadds, Director of Primary Education and Standards, said: “This is becoming a really strong community and we are all working together to help make this a really great school.

“Our strong culture of ‘Students First, Cherishing Staff and Serving Communities’ is clear and prioritised every single day. Thank you to everyone who is helping bring about so many rapid improvements in so many ways. Please get in touch if you want to find more – we would love to show you around.”

Get in touch by emailing office@bpca.theplt.org.uk or on 01278 783614.