Greenholm Primary School

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About Greenholm Primary School

Name Greenholm Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr James Bird
Address Greenholm Road, Great Barr, Birmingham, B44 8HS
Phone Number 01214646321
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 633
Local Authority Birmingham
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school. Standards at the end of Key Stage 2 are above average.

Teaching is at least good and much is outstanding. Pupils enjoy their learning because lessons are lively and interesting. Excellent relationships between adults and pupils create an atmosphere where pupils want to try hard and do well.

The teaching of sport, physical education, music and art is good. Activities promote a healthy and active lifestyle and develop pupils' appreciation of the creative arts. Pupils behave exceptionally well in and around school.

They are polite and respectful to... adults and each other. Pupils say they feel safe in school and have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe in different situations. The strong leadership of the headteacher and senior leaders has led to high levels of achievement being sustained over time, and has brought significant improvements to teachers' own skills and to their role in developing learning throughout the school.

Governors are extremely supportive of the school. They ask challenging questions of senior leaders and hold them accountable for making sure the school continues to improve. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural education is a particular strength of the school.

It supports the good development of pupils' social skills and helps them acquire excellent attitudes to work and to each other. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils achieve well in writing but, though standards are improving, their attainment in writing in Key Stage 1 is not yet as high as it is in reading and mathematics. Teachers use questions well to ensure pupils understand their learning, but occasionally these are not sufficiently searching to enable pupils to appreciate how they can improve.

While governors visit the school regularly, the visits are not always focused on the agreed school improvement priorities and are not always reported effectively to the rest of the governing body.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. It converted to become an academy school on 1st September 2012.

When its predecessor school, also called Greenholm Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals or who are in local authority care, is above average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above average; the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or through a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The school exceeds the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

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