Five Lanes Primary School


Name Five Lanes Primary School
Website http://www.fivelanesprimary.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 20 May 2014
Address Stradbroke Way, Wortley, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS12 4NB
Phone Number 01132790122
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 476 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.2
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 11%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.7%

Information about this school

The school is larger than average-sized primary schools. The vast majority of pupils who attend come from families of White British heritage, with a small number from other ethnic groups. A slightly lower than average proportion of pupils is eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those in the care of the local authority. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported through school action is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than the national average. Last year the school failed to meet the government’s current floor standards which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has gained healthy school accreditation.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. The vast majority make good progress, often from low starting points. Standards reached in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6 are broadly average and sometimes above the national average. The majority of children join Nursery and Reception classes with knowledge and skills below those expected for their age. The good range of enjoyable and engaging activities offered ensure that children join Year 1 having made good progress towards developing early reading, writing and mathematical skills. Teaching is nearly always good, with examples of outstanding practice. As a result, pupils enjoy learning and make good progress, as demonstrated by the good quality of work seen in their books. The school’s mission statement, ‘Aiming high’, is reflected in pupils’ good behaviour. The caring attitudes they show towards each other and the adults who work with them are often commented on by visitors. Their good attitudes to learning help them to make good progress and achieve well in the classroom. This good level of behaviour is also mirrored outside the classroom. Through provision of, for example, road safety training, pupils learn how to keep safe both inside and outside school. The headteacher and senior leaders work closely with the governing body. This partnership has helped sustain and build upon the school’s good performance which has raised both the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement since the previous inspection. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Key Stage 2 pupils achieve less well in writing than reading and mathematics because there are too few opportunities for them to increase their vocabulary and improve their skills when writing imaginatively. Teachers’ marking and feedback do not consistently give pupils sufficient guidance on how to identify the next steps needed to improve the quality and presentation of their work.