Copthorne Primary School was awarded Investors in People status in 2002 and this was confirmed in 2005. In 2002 and 2003, achievement awards from the Department for Education and Skills (DfES) were granted.

The Head teacher leads on the English programme for BB19 ITT.

2007 Ofsted – Outstanding

2010 Interim assessment - interim assessment shows that the school’s performance has been sustained

  • Outstanding leadership and management. The headteacher, deputy headteacher and senior leadership team form a dynamic partnership and set high standards in the continual drive for improvement.
  • All staff are highly motivated and passionate about the school and contribute effectively in providing the best for each individual pupil
  • Key to the outstanding progress made by the pupils is the outstanding teaching available for them. Learning experiences are rich, diverse and exciting. As a result, pupils are highly motivated, happy in their learning and achieve exceptionally well

larger than average - primary school situated in the University ward in Bradford, an area of social and economic disadvantage

An above average - number of pupils are eligible for free school meals.

Almost all - pupils are from minority ethnic groups, with the largest group being of Pakistani origin.

Great majority - of pupils enter school with little or no spoken English.