In 2015, Marshfield was judged as an inadequate school by the Local Authority. Key Stage 2 results displayed a historic downward, ‘well-below’ floor trend and placed Marshfield in the bottom 5% of English schools. The school met the ‘Coasting School’ definition. The curriculum was rigid and lackluster: a ‘one size fits all’ approach was exhibited, where learning was dull and passive. Significant and debilitating budgetary issues were also crippling the school’s capacity to improve.
Today, Marshfield is a World Class School with a track record of successful school improvement. Currently positioned in second place against all primary schools in Bradford and 22nd against all primary schools in England, seven members of staff are SLEs and three are LEPs (Leaders of Excellent Practice). It was judged as the second best school in Bradford and 99th in England by the Sunday Times in 2020.