Bede Community Primary School

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About Bede Community Primary School

Name Bede Community Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Nick Anderson
Address Old Fold Road, Gateshead, NE10 0DJ
Phone Number 01914334135
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 198
Local Authority Gateshead
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, other leaders, governors and staff have created an environment where pupils are deeply cared for, nurtured and encouraged to be their very best. As a result, pupils' personal development and welfare are outstanding. Staff at the school know the pupils well.

As a result, disadvantaged pupils and those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are well cared for, and access appropriate support and guidance. Consequently, these pupils are achieving well. The safety of children is given high priority.

Policy and practice go hand in hand. Pupils feel safe. Parents are very confident that their children are safe... at the school.

Governors are committed and dedicated to the school and the community it serves. They have a clear understanding of the school's strengths and those areas that need attention. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good.

Strong relationships between staff and pupils, and between pupils, form a solid foundation for pupils to acquire good knowledge, skills and understanding over time. The early years foundation stage is good. Children benefit from good teaching and access to a stimulating and vibrant environment.

Pupils are respectful, courteous and behave in a calm and responsible manner. Pupils are tolerant of difference. They are confident and self-assured.

Pupils are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Over time, pupils' outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stage 2 have been well above the national averages. By the end of key stage 2, pupils make excellent progress.

Strong teaching and work in pupils' books in Years 5 and 6 provide clear evidence that this is set to continue. While leaders' improvement planning is accurate, some areas are not evaluated with sufficient precision. In the main, learning is well planned.

However, there are times when teachers do not plan activities or use questioning to challenge pupils or encourage them to think hard about an idea or topic and extend their learning. The curriculum provides pupils with access to a broad and varied range of topics. However, there are instances when pupils' knowledge and understanding of certain topics do not go beyond the superficial level.

Pupils' absence, while showing signs of improvement, indicates that some pupils do not attend school well enough.

Information about this school

Bede Community Primary School is smaller than an average-sized school. The school serves a very diverse community.

The proportion of pupils who attend the school and are eligible for free school meals is well above average. The proportion of pupils who have been identified as having SEND is well above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well above average.

The school provides a local authority resource base for pupils in key stage 1 who have social, emotional and behavioural issues. Three pupils from Bede attend this provision currently. The school effectively manages a higher than average proportion of pupils who join and/or leave the school within the school year.

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