Formerly Birkenshaw Middle School, BBG became an academy in 2012 following a community campaign to save the school from closure. After a brief period of being supported by the Trust, BBG became a full member of the Rodillian MAT in June 2015, and continues to enjoy this fantastic relationship with parents and the community it serves.

Ofsted’s 2016 inspection – the first since the school joined the trust – saw the BBG Academy rated Good in all areas, a fantastic improvement on the previous year’s rating of Inadequate. This transformation demonstrates just how quickly the academy has embraced the Rodillian Ethos of positive discipline and resilience, greatly improving outcomes for students.

2016 also saw 60% of pupils attain five or more A*-C grades at GCSE and a progress 8 score of +0.37, with 79% of Key Stage 4 students making the expected progress in English and maths – well above national levels. This success continued in 2017 when 79% of pupils achieved the basics measure and a progress 8 score of +0.77 with 81% of pupils achieving grade 4+ in English and Maths.


Find out more about the BBG Academy.

Key Personnel

CEO: Andy Goulty
Chair of Academy: Chris Newby
Principal: Saira Luffman


BBG Academy
Bradford Road
BD19 4BE


Main Reception: 01274 871 225