Grange Primary

Name Grange Primary
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Bainbridge Green, York Road, Shrewsbury, SY1 3QR
Phone Number 01743462984
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 261 (53.6% boys 46.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.3
Local Authority Shropshire
Percentage Free School Meals 26.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.4%
Persisitent Absence 11.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

Grange Primary is an average-sized primary school. Grange Primary is part of the Shrewsbury multi-academy trust, which comprises four academies in Shrewsbury. The interim chief executive officer (CEO) was appointed in May 2018 and he oversees the management of all of the academies across the trust. Children attend part time in Nursery and full time in Reception. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for support from the pupil premium is above average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. There have been a number of changes in staffing since the previous inspection, including in the senior leadership team. The school runs its own breakfast club and offers a range of after-school activities.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Since her appointment, the headteacher has worked with determination to establish a culture of high expectations for pupils and staff. With the support of an effective leadership team, the interim chief executive officer and the board of governors, she has created the conditions for continued improvement in the quality of education. Teachers and support staff work well together to put leaders’ plans into action. As a result, pupils are making increasingly good progress. Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) make progress which is at least in line with that of other pupils in the school. The curriculum that leaders introduced this year contributes greatly to pupils’ positive attitudes and enjoyment of school. Educational trips and visits, assemblies, as well as extra-curricular activities support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. Pupils behave well in lessons and around school. They relate well to staff and feel safe at school. Children who attend the Nursery and Reception classes make good progress. They benefit from a well-structured approach to their development, delivered by caring and well-trained staff. Leaders are still in the process of stabilising staffing and, as a result, some variations in the quality of teaching persist. Strategies introduced to improve pupils’ vocabulary and writing skills are having a positive impact. However, these strategies are not fully embedded so their impact on outcomes is not yet sustained. The new curriculum includes a broad range of subjects. Subject leaders have not yet put systems in place to assess pupils’ progress in all these subjects.