Lilleshall Primary School

Name Lilleshall Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 02 May 2013
Address Limekiln Lane, Lilleshall, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9EY
Phone Number 01952388430
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (54% boys 46% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.0
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persisitent Absence 5.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to most other primary schools. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is low. The proportion supported through school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, additional funding for looked-after pupils, those known to be eligible for free school meals or those with a parent in the armed forces, is below the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher was appointed in 2011. She is a Local Leader of Education and provides support for another school. The school shares its site with a private nursery, which is subject to a separate inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Lilleshall is a happy school. Parents are very happy with the outstanding education it provides. Staff are happy in their work and pupils are happy to learn. Pupils make rapid progress and leave Year 6 with very high standards. Teaching is at least good, and the majority is outstanding. Teachers use the information gained from assessments of pupils’ progress and standards to set work that is perfectly matched to their abilities. Teaching assistants are used exceptionally well to ensure all pupils can make the same outstanding progress. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary, both in and out of lessons. Pupils feel very safe in school. Instances of poor behaviour are almost unknown. The school’s leaders, including governors, have a deep knowledge of each teacher’s strengths and areas for improvement because of the extensive checks on teaching that they carry out. Leaders’ innovative approach to training has led to rapid improvements in teaching and achievement. The school ethos is one where all staff and governors are committed to seeking continuous improvement.