Linslade School

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About Linslade School

Name Linslade School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Mentmore Road, Linslade, Leighton Buzzard, LU7 2PA
Phone Number 01525372640
Type Academy
Age Range 9-13
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 569 (47.8% boys 52.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.3
Academy Sponsor Chiltern Learning Trust
Local Authority Central Bedfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.70%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.3%
Persistent Absence 10.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.0%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher has focused the staff on raising expectations and standards.

Consequently, achievement is now good and improving. The governing body has been diligent in recruiting governors to secure relevant expertise so it can effectively support and challenge school leaders to keep doing better. The headteacher, supported well by the deputy headteachers and senior team, has been successful in improving the quality of teaching and middle leadership.

New leaders in mathematics, English, science and in the senior team have secured rapid change. The appointment of a full-time special educational needs coordinator since the previous inspec...tion has ensured that the identification and support for pupils has improved and is now good. Pupils are making good progress in most subjects.

In areas where achievement has not been as strong, such as mathematics, progress is improving as a result of more effective teaching and leadership. Disadvantaged pupils are making good progress from their various starting points. Gaps between their achievement and those of their classmates are now reducing.

Pupils are polite, courteous and cooperate well with staff. They enjoy coming to school. They display positive attitudes to school and most behave very well in lessons.

They are rightly proud of their work and their successes. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some assessment and monitoring systems do not allow leaders to measure the effect of their work as efficiently and precisely as they could. There are some inconsistencies in the quality of teaching and learning where it has been difficult to recruit permanent staff.

The school's new curriculum and assessment systems do not provide enough opportunities for the most able pupils to make rapid progress.

Information about this school

Linslade Academy Trust converted to become an academy in June 2011. This middle deemed secondary school is smaller than the average-sized secondary school.

Most pupils come from a White British heritage, with a small proportion from minority ethnic groups. A small proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported through the pupil premium (government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children looked after by the local authority) is below national average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.