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The Southfield Grange Trust are happy to announce that following an Ofsted visit in December that Southfield School continues to be rated as ‘Good.’

The staff have been working very hard to keep up the high quality of teaching and engagement with the students, despite having a significant increase in the number of students attending the school since the last inspection, and some experienced staff retiring. We are delighted that the visit reflects the hard work, and the positive atmosphere we have in the school.

The report mentions that “The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection.”

“Your vision that pupils should learn to be confident, resilient and independent learners is matched by inspectors’ observations.”

“A parent told inspectors: ‘My child is very happy here. She feels she belongs, the teachers understand her, and she enjoys school’.”

Headteacher Dominic Wall said “At Southfield we are working hard to provide solutions to the demand for additional SEND places in Bradford, so it is reassuring that the Ofsted inspectors recognised the achievements of a growing school, where we try to ensure that every child feels safe and happy, and that parents know who they can talk to.  I’d like to thank the governors, parents and students who took the time to speak to the inspectors.”

The full report has been published on Ofsted’s website, and is available to read below.