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Drighlington Primary School

Nurturing, supporting, believing, achieving!

Moorland Road, Bradford
West Yorkshire, BD11 1JY


Headteacher: Mrs Sue Jackson

  1. Welcome to Our School
  2. About Our School
  3. School Improvement

School Improvement


School improvement planning is crucial to the progress and development of our school. We constantly assess and self-review so that our plans reflect what needs to be done. We have an open door policy and this means that we are always ready to listen to the views of others. We keep open consultation through our website and we report back on what action is taken in response to feedback from stakeholders.Our Governors and Senior Leaders take school improvement planning very seriously and have extensive and detailed plans in place that are reviewed regularly. 

Our aim is to work and learn together as a community in order to improve and be the best that we can be. We aim to ensure that everyone has an understanding of where the school is going and what actions will be taken to ensure that we get there. We set clear timescales for implementation and determine how to effectively use resources to support specific goals. Our vision helps us plan and prioritise our budget and guides how we plan and organise staff training. Our School Improvement Plan is designed to give a sharp, clear focus to those aspects of our work which we believe are most in need of improvement.

Everyone has the chance to contribute ideas as to how our school can improve. We ask parents, staff and children to share their ideas through questionnaires and the School Council. We want everyone to support us and help us improve and this can only happen if we work together as a team.

Our current targets:

We will continue to improve our school by:

  • Raising standards in writing
  • Embedding Assertive Mentoring systems
  • Ensuring gaps for Pupil Premium/SEND are diminished

We are also focusing on targets recommended in our most recent Ofsted report:

Improve the quality of teaching so pupils make good progress by:

  • having higher expectations of all pupils, including the disadvantaged
  • ensuring assessment is used to set work at the right level of difficulty
  • providing well targeted support for pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • using the good teaching in school to improve practice.

Improve the quality of provision in the early years by:

  • developing the leadership of that part of the school
  • raising expectations of what children should achieve
  • planning suitable activities which challenge children’s thinking
  • providing tasks to build on the skills children need to learn.

Strengthen leadership and management by:

  • developing skills and expertise of leaders so they have an accurate overview of the school’s performance
  • evaluating the impact on pupils’ achievement when new initiatives are implemented
  • improving governors’ knowledge of how well pupils are doing so they hold school to account
  • ensuring systems and procedures for the welfare of pupils are coordinated shared and understood by all leaders
  • putting in place detailed plans to support pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and monitor and evaluate the impact of their progress.

Complete an external review of the school’s use of the pupil premium.