Our Changing School
Bradshaw Hall Primary School is situated in the Cheadle Hulme South Ward of Stockport. The school originally opened as a Primary school in 1965 and then, to accommodate rising numbers, moved to Infant and Junior schools on separate sites in 1973. The two schools (Infant and Junior Schools) amalgamated in April 1999 in response to the national trends in falling rolls.
In September 2005 the admission number increased from 38 to 45 following the closure of the neighbouring school, Bruntwood Primary School, taking Bradshaw Hall school to one and a half form of entry. The school was extended to include two new classrooms, a Speech and Language Centre and accommodation for a Pre/After School Club. Considerable improvements were also made to the external environment.
Following consultation and in response to increased demand for school places in 2011, Bradshaw Hall grew its intake to 2 form of entry, 60 children per year group. Building work was completed in September 2013 to include 3 further classrooms, a state of the art multi media suite, new air lock entrance and outdoor learning for KS1 classrooms.
Bradshaw Hall is a very popular school and around 36% of the children come from outside the defined catchment area. Bradshaw Hall is an attractive, well-resourced school. There are high expectations of children in all areas of school life and the school is well supported by the parents. There is a strong community feel to the school.
At Bradshaw Hall, we are constantly evaluating the quality of the teaching and learning in our school. As a consequence, each year we write a school development plan to map out the improvements that we will make as a school. We focus our school development planning on the aspects of teaching and learning that research indicates makes the most significant impact on children’s attainment.
Overall attainment has been increasing for a number of years, and reached its highest overall level in 2015. Attainment and progress in mathematics in recent years is excellent, with initiatives to improve learning dispositions in maths and to develop reasoning throughout the school leading to improved learning outcomes. Grammar skills have also been used to improve writing outcomes, which are once again very strong.
More recently, the school have developed rigorous plans for improving our provision moving forward. These are outlined in the School Development Plan for 2016-2017 below, which provides a 5 year vision for learning and teaching at Bradshaw Hall Primary School.
Additionally, below you will find overviews of our key lines of enquiry and how they have been addressed in school. These aim to provide a clear and concise synopsis of what the school and governors are doing to achieve the vision set out in the School Development Plan.