Linden Primary School

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About Linden Primary School

Name Linden Primary School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr Christopher Taylor
Address Headland Road, Evington, Leicester, LE5 6AD
Phone Number 01162738435
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 440
Local Authority Leicester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have improved the quality of education throughout the school.

Attainment has risen, and progress continues to improve. Outcomes are now good. Professional development has been used effectively.

Middle leaders have clear roles and responsibilities and teachers' subject knowledge has improved. The teaching of early reading is a strength of the school. Pupils make strong gains in phonics.

Older pupils become fluent readers with secure comprehension skills. Teachers' questioning develops pupils' mathematical understanding and enables pupils to explain their thinking. Disadvantaged pupils make strong progress.

Attainm...ent for this group of pupils is increasing. Leaders track the progress of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) carefully. Their learning is well supported so that they make progress towards reaching their potential.

Leaders have evaluated the impact of additional funding well. They have made well- judged changes that have enabled more pupils to participate in extra-curricular sport. Teachers ensure that pupils can use the skills that they have gained for a purpose.

Pupils write at length across a variety of subjects. However, not all pupils present their work as well as they could. Pupils edit and improve their work.

However, teachers do not consistently address misconceptions in pupils' work. Some pupils continue to make the same errors. Leaders have enriched the quality of education for the children in early years.

Staff have high expectations of what children can achieve. Children are well prepared to continue their learning in Year 1. Pupils feel safe in school and know how to keep themselves safe online.

Leaders have ensured that all statutory checks are in place and that training fits the context of the school. Some training is evaluated in more depth than others. Pupils behave well.

They say that bullying is rare. However, not all parents fully understand how the school resolves instances of poor behaviour. Pupils learn about different faiths and cultures.

They become tolerant individuals, well prepared for life in modern Britain.

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much higher than the national average.

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