Media Coverage

Secretary of State for Education Visit

Broadford Primary is a deserving winner of the TES School of the Year 2017 award. It has been a pleasure to meet with pupils and teachers today and to see how their hard work has transformed this truly outstanding school.

Justine Greening MP

East London Enquirer

Department for Education

Times Educational Supplement

2017 TES Overall School of the Year – Broadford

In a rare unanimous decision, Broadford has taken the top award for not just being the best school it can possibly be, but by being an essential cog in the wider community, driving change beyond its gates so that every child – whether they’re part of the school or not – has the best chance of a rewarding and successful life

TES Panel

Times Educational Supplement

Havering Comms Team

Education Business

2018 TES Awards – Mead Primary

Following the rapid improvement from Requires Improvement to Good, Mead Primary implemented changes to their curriculum which were recognised by the TES in 2018. The school was shortlisted for Creative School of the Year, Employer of the Year and Headteacher of the Year (Mr Drakes).

2018 TES Shortlist

Mead Farm Launch – Julia Lopez MP

Malcolm Drakes led the installation of a therapy farm at Mead Primary. Designed to support pupils with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with the development of sensory and social skills. The school farm was also launched as a nurture provision to help pupils manage problem behaviour and stress with the long term aim of reducing temporary and permanent exclusions.

School blog post & video

TES Community & Collaboration Award

Romford Recorder coverage

School Improvement

Primary Leaders Magazine

Malcolm Drakes recalls the combination of CPD, vision and modelling that set Broadford Primary School on the road back from special measures

Innovate My School

An interview with Executive Head – Malcolm Drakes – who talks about how Broadford transformed itself into a school where pupils don’t want to miss a day.

Empiribox – Transforming Primary Science

Malcom Drakes explains how Empiribox provided simple but effective resources that allowed staff to deliver high end lessons with a wow factor. Hands-on, investigative activities and top quality CPD have created a school-wide buzz of excitement and promote collaborative working and best practice among staff.

STAR Travel Plan Gold Award

Headteacher Malcolm Drakes introduced a scheme at Broadford Primary School where pupils reduced their carbon footprint, increased physical activity and created a sustainable travel plan to reduce the use of cars.


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