Elm Grove Primary School

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About Elm Grove Primary School

Name Elm Grove Primary School
Website https://www.elmgrove.brighton-hove.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Louise Willard
Address Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3ES
Phone Number 01273708004
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 408
Local Authority Brighton and Hove
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school This improving school is well led by the headteacher, who is positively supported by the senior leadership team.

All the staff in the school share their leaders' high expectations and ambition. Governors have an accurate understanding of the strengths and areas for development in the school. This knowledge enables them to support and challenge leaders effectively on all aspects of the school's performance.

The headteacher has developed a strong team of subject leaders. Together, they work diligently to ensure that the quality of teaching and learning is now good. They are clear about the school's development needs and have high aspiration...s for staff and pupils.

Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the school and the work it does to ensure a 'whole child' approach to school life. Pupils are polite and well behaved. They are proud of their school and enjoy learning.

Although progress is improving, further work is needed to ensure that disadvantaged pupils achieve in line with other pupils nationally. The teaching of reading is a strength of the school. Pupils learn how to use reading skills with confidence and accuracy.

Attainment in reading has been higher than the national average at the end of both Year 2 and Year 6 for the last two years. Teachers are extremely conscientious. They have embraced new initiatives to improve standards in writing and mathematics.

Most teaching is highly effective. Leaders ensure that this good practice and expertise is shared with all staff, which is leading to the development of high-quality teaching across the school. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are well supported and nurtured.

Leaders have introduced systems to track and monitor the progress of these pupils, which have supported raising achievement. Recent improvements to teaching have not yet secured good enough outcomes in mathematics or for the most able pupils in writing.

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

The school also meets the government's current floor standards. Elm Grove Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below the national average.

The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average.

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