Beaumont Primary Academy

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About Beaumont Primary Academy

Name Beaumont Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Principal Miss Debbie Kelly
Address Dryclough Road, Crosland Moor, Huddersfield, HD4 5JA
Phone Number 01484503111
Phase Academy
Type Free schools
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 682
Local Authority Kirklees
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have a very strong vision for the school. They are passionate about maintaining a caring, inclusive community. Leaders have exceptionally high expectations of the progress that all pupils can make, regardless of their starting points or circumstances.

Governors know the school very well and provide school leaders with appropriate support and challenge. Teachers give clear explanations and use questioning well to provide effective support and challenge. The vast majority of pupils are self-disciplined.

Incidents of poor behaviour are very rare and are dealt with exceptionally well by staff. The school actively promotes all aspects ...of pupils' personal development and welfare. This work is a considerable strength of the school.

Support for disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is effective. Parents and carers are extremely positive about the work of the school. They are confident that their children are making good progress.

There is an exceptionally strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school. Pupils are taught from a very early age that they have the right to feel safe. The curriculum is broad and balanced.

Pupils have a wealth of opportunities to gain skills, knowledge and understanding, often in exciting and innovative ways. Attendance is just above the national average and is improving. The school has planning in place for key stage 2 so that it is ready to take on Year 3 in September.

Current pupils in Years 1 and 2 make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, the proportion reaching the required standard in phonics was broadly in line with the national average in 2018. Children in Reception make outstanding progress in all areas from typically low starting points.

However, the proportion of children reaching a good level of development was below the national average in 2018.

Information about this school

Beaumont Primary Academy is currently smaller than the average-sized primary school, with pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2. The school is growing each year.

The school moved into new premises in September 2018. In September 2016, South Pennine Academies opened Beaumont Primary Academy as a free school. South Pennine Academies' trustees are responsible for the core governance functions of setting the school's direction, holding the principal to account and ensuring financial probity.

The members of the local academy board are appointed by the trustees. The scheme of delegation sets out clearly what powers have been delegated to the local academy board and executive officers. The school started with a group of Reception-age children.

The school opens classes each year for additional year groups as this group of pupils moves through the school. It intends to be open to pupils from Reception to Year 6 in September 2022. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average, although the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is below the national average. The school runs breakfast and after-school clubs.

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