Abbeymead Primary School

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About Abbeymead Primary School

Name Abbeymead Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Julian Pass
Address Mead Road, Abbeymead, Gloucester, GL4 5YS
Phone Number 01452371710
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 449
Local Authority Gloucestershire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Abbeymead Primary is a school for everyone.

It is ambitious for every pupil to experience success. Expectations for pupils' behaviour and achievement are extremely high. The warm and nurturing relationships between staff and pupils sit at the heart of the school's effectiveness.

Pupils are happy and safe. They enjoy and appreciate all that the school does for them. Pupils are proud of their school.

Across the school, pupils behave exceptionally well in lessons and during social times. They demonstrate high levels of respect and kindness towards one another. They are polite and well mannered.

Pupils display very positive attitudes to their learning. is no learning time lost due to poor behaviour. Pupils know that neither bullying nor unkindness is tolerated.

They say that if it should occur, it will be resolved rapidly.

Pupils relish the opportunity to take on positions of leadership and responsibility such as subject ambassadors and inclusion leaders. They undertake these responsibilities with pride.

Pupils know they are listened to. This develops a strong sense of community. From the moment they start, pupils learn what it means to be active and responsible citizens.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

School leaders create an environment where every pupil receives the academic and pastoral support they need to thrive. They are unwavering in their determination to provide the very best learning experiences for all pupils. This begins from the moment children start in Reception.

There are high expectations. Routines are secure, and children quickly develop the behaviours they need to become successful learners.

The school provides pupils with an outstanding curriculum.

It is carefully planned and identifies the essential knowledge and skills pupils need to know and remember. However, the school is not complacent in its continued drive for excellence. It reflects and tweaks areas of the curriculum and assessment processes so they continue to improve.

This ensures that pupils have the best possible chance to succeed. For example, the school is aware that some aspects of published progress data do not reflect the school's aspirations or effectiveness. Following scrutiny, rapid action is being taken to ensure this does not happen again.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are at the forefront of teachers' planning. Staff identify pupils' barriers to learning accurately and efficiently. They adapt their lessons to ensure that pupils are supported throughout the curriculum.

As a result, pupils' knowledge develops securely, and they achieve exceptionally well.

The school is ambitious that every pupil will become a fluent reader. Children begin their reading journey from the start of the early years.

Staff are highly skilled in the teaching of reading. This means they are quick to identify any pupil who is falling behind and provide support to help them catch up and keep up. Pupils benefit from highly effective phonics teaching.

Books are carefully chosen to ensure they precisely match pupils' phonic knowledge. Pupils hear stories daily. They enjoy these times and are eager to participate.

This promotes a love of reading and pupils quickly become avid readers.

The school's programme for pupils' personal development is exceptionally effective. It is integral to its work.

The school invests time to find out what children and families need and how best to provide it. The school promotes positive mental health across the school community and offers support and help to those in need.

The curriculum for personal, social and health education is planned and sequenced with care.

Pupils build knowledge and understand the importance of being healthy and leading safe, active lives. They show a deep understanding and respect for different cultures, faiths, types of families and relationships. The school is rightly proud of the 'ready for life' programme it offers to all pupils.

This builds pupils' character, resilience and confidence.

Enrichment opportunities are extensive and are carefully woven into the curriculum. Pupils relish taking part in 'Young Voices' and climbing Snowdon.

These enhance pupils' experiences and their understanding of the wider world.

The school works tirelessly with parents to promote good attendance. It provides support and guidance through workshops and newsletters.

As a result, pupils attend well. Where there are concerns, school leaders take decisive action and do all they can to ensure the attendance of identified pupils improves.

The majority of parents are extremely positive about the work of the school.

They comment on how the school goes 'above and beyond.' They are confident that their children receive a high level of care and an outstanding education.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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