Beech Hill Primary School

Name Beech Hill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 25 September 2008
Address Linhope Road, West Denton, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear, NE5 2LW
Phone Number 01912678113
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 450 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.4
Academy Sponsor Valour Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Newcastle upon Tyne
Percentage Free School Meals 42.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.3%
Persisitent Absence 9.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Beech Hill Primary is a school of above-average size in the Denton ward of Newcastle upon Tyne. The attainment of pupils when they start school in the Nursery and in Reception is well below that expected for children of their age, particularly in social and communication skills. A very high number of pupils are entitled to free school meals. There are above- average proportions of pupils who use English as an additional language, including six who are at an early stage of acquisition, and of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Few pupils are from minority ethnic groups. The school has the Healthy Schools Award, the International Schools Award, the Basic Skills Award and the Activemark. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate