Dixons Music Primary continues to be ‘outstanding’ – Ofsted


A ‘REMARKABLE’ school is cause for celebration, as Ofsted said it continues to be ‘outstanding’.

Education watchdog inspectors praised Dixons Music Primary, in Trinity Road, after a visit in June.

A report from the inspectorate said ‘excellence is a habit’ at school and added: ‘Pupils are supported to develop a thirst for learning.

“They work hard and don’t give up. In short, students don’t just know the school values ​​of ‘hard work, independence and fun’, they live those values ​​every day.

The report said leaders ensured there was a ‘close-knit school community’ and added: ‘Students know they are ‘climbing a mountain’ to their future success and are thrilled with every step they take. are doing towards this goal.”

Ofsted said ‘excellence is a habit’ at school

Inspectors said pupils understand the need to respect others who may be different from them and bullying was described as “very rare”.

“Students know the importance of tolerance and respectful behavior towards others,” the report said.

“They testify to this in the exemplary manner in which they conduct themselves.”

The report adds, “Leaders ensured that students had a wide range of opportunities to enrich their learning.

“The school’s musical specialty is an example of this. The anthem for Bradford’s recently successful bid as a ‘City of Culture’ in 2025 was written and performed by the pupils of this dynamic school.

“Students are justifiably proud of the contribution they make to the wider community.”

Inspectors said there is an “ambitious agenda” and there is “excellent” use of assessment, so staff know which pupils need extra support in their learning.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Dixons Music Primary has been described as 'remarkable'Dixons Music Primary has been described as “remarkable”

“Leaders know that learning begins in the early years, and that’s when children happily begin to climb that ambitious, academic mountain,” the report said.

The school was first rated as ‘outstanding’ in June 2016. When a school receives the highest rating, Ofsted normally visits the school approximately once every four years to confirm that it remains at this level.

Luke Robins-Ross, Principal of Dixons Music Primary, said: ‘The staff are relentlessly focused on whatever it takes to get our pupils up their mountain and we are extremely proud of all the staff, pupils and families. to continue to ensure that the academy’s mission is accomplished.

He added: “It’s really about being values ​​driven, relentlessly focused on our mission and results, doing the simple things right every day and building strong relationships at all levels. .”

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