Kippax North Primary School

Name Kippax North Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 03 July 2012
Address Brexdale Avenue, Kippax, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS25 7EJ
Phone Number 01132869427
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 248 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Academy Sponsor The Brigshaw Learning Partnership
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 12.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.4%
Persisitent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

The school is smaller than the average sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the current floor standards, which are the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. A number of awards have been gained. These include the Inclusion Charter Mark, the Stephen Lawrence Educational Standard and Green Flag Eco Schools. The school is a member of the Brigshaw Cooperative Trust. This is a federation of seven local primary schools, one secondary school and two children’s centres who jointly fund a range of services and initiatives. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because pupils’ attainment in mathematics is not as high as that in reading and writing, promoting satisfactory rather than good progress in this subject. The school’s strengths are in pupils’ behaviour and safety, which are outstanding and also in aspects of leadership. Outstanding partnerships within the Brigshaw Cooperative Trust enrich the good curriculum and contribute significantly to pupils’ exemplary care and support. Achievement is good. After the last inspection, pupils’ attainment declined at Key Stage 2 due to disruptions in teaching. Insightful action by the headteacher together with effective placement and training of staff has halted this decline. Attainment at the end of Year 6 is now above average in reading and writing and average in mathematics. In the Early Years Foundation Stage, children achieve well, but their progress in writing is satisfactory rather than good. Teaching is usually good throughout the school. Teachers capture pupils’ interests and provide activities that really engage and motivate them. Hence, most pupils enjoy school and are enthusiastic learners. Assessment information is used effectively to plan work that closely match pupils’ abilities in reading and writing but this is less consistent in mathematics. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and contributes significantly to their excellent attitudes to learning. Lessons run smoothly. Pupils’ levels of concentration and perseverance are good. Strong relationships ensure that pupils get on well together and support each other in lessons. Most say they feel safe in school and that there is an absence of bullying. The headteacher and leaders manage the school’s performance effectively. They know the strengths and weaknesses of provision and use this knowledge effectively to improve pupils’ attainment and quality of teaching and learning. The governing body supplies good support and challenge.