Bricknell Primary School was built in 1949 and is situated in a residential area close to the University of Hull (view location map.)
Pupils living in the catchment area of the school usually transfer to Kelvin Hall High School.
The admission number for each year group is 90. Many year groups are full though there are some spaces in years 2 and 3. The estimated roll for January 2007 is 609. There are currently no mixed age classes.
The school has an early admissions policy which takes in pupils in the September of the year of their fifth birthday.
There are currently three statemented pupils and 55 children at other stages of the Special Needs Code (9%)
The school is housed in a large building which was formerly two schools. There are 21 classrooms plus a library, computer suite, a design technology room, a conference room and two small group teaching areas. One of these is used by the many peripatetic music staff who visit the school.
In addition to the main school there is a separate building which houses kitchens and two dining halls. The school has a large field that accomodates the wide range of extra curricular activities that take place.
Staffing for September 2006 (including the headteacher) is 27.0. In addition there are 3 nursery nurses and 14 child support assistants.
The school is committed to the principles of Excellence and Enjoyment and staff work hard to ensure pupils do well – both in and out of the classroom. Many clubs and activities are run at lunchtime and after school. The school was recently awarded the Activemark and the Positive Health in Schools Award.
Residential visits and school productions ensure pupils enjoy a wide range of experiences. All pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught French & German.
“This very good school gives good value for money. Very effective management has helped to make substantial improvements since the last inspection and ensures a good quality of education for pupils. Good teaching throughout the school ensures that all pupils progress well and reach overall standards that are well above average.”
(Ofsted – September 2002)