Leighfield Primary School

Name Leighfield Primary School
Website http://www.leighfieldschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 March 2015
Address Newtown Road, Uppingham, Oakham, Rutland, LE15 9TS
Phone Number 01572823489
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 188 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Academy Sponsor Discovery Schools Academies Trust Ltd
Local Authority Rutland
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.1%
Persisitent Absence 1.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Leighfield Academy converted to become an academy school on 1 April 2013. When its predecessor school, Leighfield Primary School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The academy is average in size for a primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is below average. The academy provides full-time education for children of Reception age. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium is well-below average. The pupil premium is extra government funding provided to support the education of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The academy meets the government’s current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, other staff and the governing body lead and manage the academy well. They ensure that teaching and achievement are good and continue to improve. Attainment is above average by the end of Year 6, because pupils achieve well throughout the academy. Pupils’ progress in writing is outstanding. All aspects of teaching are good overall at each key stage, with some outstanding practice. Teachers engage pupils’ interest and enthusiasm, so that the pupils work hard and are keen to succeed. Teachers are particularly successful in giving pupils work at just the right level of difficulty, so that it is challenging, without being too hard. This leads to good progress for all. The excellent quality of education in the early years means that Reception-Year children make outstanding progress. The academy provides a wide variety of learning experiences in different subjects that pupils enjoy greatly. The activities available in music and sport are particularly extensive. The promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. The academy is a happy, harmonious community, where relationships are excellent between pupils and with staff. Pupils behave well. They are safe and feel safe, because they are confident that their friends and the adults will take care of them. Attendance is high. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Progress in mathematics, while good, is not currently as strong as in English, particularly for girls, some of whom lack confidence in this subject. Progress is good rather than outstanding, because : of minor weaknesses in teaching. In particular, not all teachers explain exactly what pupils should do when applying what they have learned in their work.