Leagrave Primary School

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About Leagrave Primary School

Name Leagrave Primary School
Website http://www.leagraveprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Edel Gillespie
Address Strangers Way, Luton, LU4 9ND
Phone Number 01582571951
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 458
Local Authority Luton
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils thrive in all aspects of their academic and personal, social and emotional development. The headteacher provides exceptional leadership.

Teachers, leaders and governors share her relentless determination to make sure that all pupils succeed. Leaders' high aspirations result in excellent outcomes for pupils. Leaders at all levels are knowledgeable and committed.

They have a very accurate understanding of the strengths of the school and act effectively to address any areas for development. Training and development for all staff is a priority. This has contributed to a skilled and enthusiastic staff team.

The curricul...um has been planned to meet the needs of pupils extremely well. Pupils enjoy a wide range of experiences and trips to enhance their learning. They develop and use their learned skills across a range of subjects.

There is a strong culture of safeguarding throughout the school. Leaders and staff are vigilant and tenacious in ensuring that pupils are kept safe. Disadvantaged pupils make better progress than other pupils nationally because of the outstanding teaching they receive, and the very effective use of additional funding.

Across all year groups, teachers have an excellent understanding of pupils' needs, and they plan to meet them very effectively. Over time, teachers deepen pupils' knowledge, understanding and skills, so pupils are extremely well prepared for secondary school. The questioning skills of teachers and teaching assistants are a strength.

All adults make a positive contribution to pupils' learning. Behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love coming to school and are excited and enthused by their lessons.

They are polite, respectful and look after each other well. Parents are united in their praise for every aspect of the school's work. Standards are rising year-on-year.

Pupils make substantial progress, especially in reading, writing and mathematics. This is because : teachers support pupils' development and use of language very effectively. Attainment at the end of key stage 2 is above national averages, and at the end of key stage 1 is moving closer to national averages.

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils eligible for support through the government's pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above the national average, as is the proportion of pupils whose first language is not English.

Many of them are at an early stage of speaking English or speak no English at all when they start the school. A significant proportion of pupils join classes throughout the school part way through their education. The proportion of pupils who receive SEN support is above the national average, and the proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan, is broadly in line with the national average.

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