Following the first Ofsted inspection of Brook House Primary School (formerly “Hartsbrook E-Act Free School”), the Lion Education Trust are delighted to announce that the school has been judged “Good” in all categories and “Outstanding” for Leadership and Management. The Ofsted inspectors also judged the school's work to promote pupils' personal development and welfare as outstanding.
This represents a significant improvement positive change from September 2014 when the Trust took over responsibility for the school.
Justin James, Chief Executive Officer of the Trust said: “We are delighted with the inspection outcome and for the recognition of the hard work and dedication the staff and pupils at Brook House have shown. Given the challenges facing the school when we were approached to become the sponsor, it has been an incredible journey to date and demonstrates that through the application of focussed leadership, holding people to account for standards and outcomes and consistently striving to be good or better every day, all schools can be successful.”
Aaron Wright, Head teacher at Brook House commented: “I am so proud of the pupils and the staff and how well they have worked together since I became the Head teacher. It has always been our intention to make Brook House the local school of choice and we are clearly moving towards this. I would also like to thank all our parents for their continued support and the team are I are looking forward to continuing to drive up standards and outcomes for all our pupils.”
Tessa Gillett, Chair of the Parental Advisory Body and Trustee of the Lion Education Trust stated: “I am very proud to have worked with Aaron and the team as part of the Lion Education Trust as we make a sustained and demonstrable impact on the lives of all the young people this school serves. It has been a wonderful turn-around to be a part of and my thanks go to everyone involved in taking this school from where it was to where we find it today.”
Brook House Primary School took occupancy of its new site in 2015, as part of the on-going successful regeneration of the Tottenham region and currently has 312 pupils on roll as it grows to being fully occupied by 2019 with 420 pupils. The Lion Education Trust was asked to sponsor the school in May 2014 following the identification of significant structural issues with the predecessor school and have overseen the move from temporary accommodation to the permanent site in 881 High Road, Tottenham, N17.
The Ofsted report can be downloaded here.