Since joining Excalibur Academies Trust in April 2013 Burbage Primary school has been inspected twice by Ofsted; March 2015 and October 2018. On both occasions Ofsted judged Burbage to be a Good school.

The Ofsted inspector’s judgement is based on a thorough examination of all areas of the school; on the most recent visit the Ofsted  inspector:-

  • Visited all classes to observe learning and reviewed pupils’ work in a sample of English, mathematics and topic books, visited the preschool.
  • Met with a teacher to discuss assessment and planning.
  • Met with the principal to discuss plans for improvement.
  • Met with the chief executive and two senior managers of Excalibur Academies Trust to consider the support to the school.
  • Met with the chair of governors and one parent governor.
  • Reviewed a range of documentation related to safeguarding and spoke to staff about their training.
  • Spoke to a group of Year 6 pupils to hear their views of the school, met with a group of eight pupils from Year 2 upwards and talked to other pupils at lunchtime.
  • Talked informally to parents at the start of the school day.
  • Took account of an email from a parent and the 33 responses and 30 written comments recorded on Parent View.
  • Considered the views of 11 staff expressed in their questionnaire

“Pupils behave well and work hard; they say they are enjoying their new challenges. Pupils have had good opportunities to learn in history, French and science; there are many examples of high-quality artwork around the school.”

Ofsted – October 2018


“Pupils respond well to the school’s teaching of how to stay safe on the internet. Parents feel that their children are safe in school. A parent typically described the school as ‘a safe and happy environment’.  Pupils feel safe and say that other pupils are friendly”

Ofsted – October 2018

“Pupils display an eagerness for learning. Good teaching, including in the early years, enables pupils to learn successfully. Pupils develop into confident young people who are well prepared for the next stage of education.”

Ofsted – March 2015


“Excalibur Academies Trust has worked with leaders and supported the school. In particular, support has strengthened the provision for pupils who have special educational needs. The Principal has worked closely with trust leaders and, together, have built a programme of support to hasten improvement. Governors have supported and challenged leaders well throughout this period of change.”

Ofsted – October 2018

Parent View

Information about our school’s performance from parents’ perspective can be found on Parent View. This is an Ofsted site which collates the views of parents and can be found here.

If you have children at our school please do update your views annually; we appreciate your feedback which helps us with our evaluations and plans for  the future.