Booth Wood Primary School

Name Booth Wood Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Old Ashby Road, Loughborough, LE11 4PG
Phone Number 01509267876
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 225 (54.7% boys 45.3% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.9%
Persistent Absence 6.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.9%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils really enjoy school and see learning as fun. The school makes sure that pupils flourish both academically and in their personal and social development.

Pupils make outstanding progress by the time they leave school in Year 6. No one is left behind. Teaching is outstanding.

Lessons are interesting, well planned and set at the right level for all pupils. Pupils learn exceptionally well. Behaviour is often exemplary.

Pupils are very keen to learn and are considerate and respectful. Pupils feel safe and relish taking on responsibilities such as those of the school council, 'little leaders' and reading buddies. The sch...ool is an exceptional place where all staff and governors work together to create a supportive and lively community.

Leadership and management are outstanding. The school has made considerable progress since the previous inspection due to the determination and high aspirations of the headteacher. There are very detailed systems in place to keep a close eye on how pupils are doing and put in place highly effective extra support.

The focus on training and developing staff's skills in English, mathematics and the sounds that letters make, has led to high quality teaching. The governing body has a wide range of expertise and experience which helps the school greatly. The proportion of pupils achieving the higher levels of attainment varies.

Occasionally teachers do not encourage pupils to act on the advice they write in their books.

Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for children in local authority care and those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or from service families) is well above average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average; the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special education needs is above average. The school meets the government's current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in English and mathematics.