Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

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Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School

Name Pudsey Primrose Hill Primary School
Website http://www.pudseyprimrosehill.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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Inspection Date 28 September 2011
Address Primrose Hill, Stanningley, Pudsey, West Yorkshire, LS28 6AB
Phone Number 01132574129
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 515 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.7
Academy Sponsor Owlcotes Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 10.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 17.1%
Persisitent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about the school

Pudsey Primrose Hill is larger than most primary schools. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is broadly average, as is the number of pupils identified as having special educational needs and/or disabilities, including those with a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are White British. The school has a wide range of nationally recognised awards, including the Stephen Lawrence Award and the Leeds Inclusion Charter Mark. It has Healthy School status. The school provides breakfast and after-school clubs, managed by the governing body. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Main findings

Pudsey Primrose Hill is an outstanding school. Pupils attain highly and make exceptionally rapid progress in developing a broad range of knowledge and skills for the future. Parents and carers who responded to the questionnaire are unanimous that they are happy with their child’s experience at the school. Pupils are confident, friendly and highly supportive of one another and take great pride in their school and in their achievements. All of their outcomes are outstanding. The school’s success is the result of exceptional leadership and a very strong sense of purpose shared among all staff. The school has built on its numerous strengths and is swift in responding to areas it identifies as needing improvement. For example, meeting the needs of higher-attaining pupils at Key Stages 1 and 2 and improving the skills of boys in the Early Years Foundation Stage are priorities for this year. Already there is clear evidence that the needs of both these groups are being met exceptionally well in lessons and in the activities provided in the Nursery and Reception classes. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities also make outstanding progress as a result of the carefully matched work they receive and the excellent support of teaching assistants. Pupils are enthused by the outstanding curriculum and relish the opportunity to contribute to its development. The curriculum caters extremely well for pupils’ wide- ranging needs and abilities and is a significant factor in their exceptional learning and progress. Pupils also receive outstanding care, guidance and support. As a result, they follow the highly caring example set by adults in their interactions with one another and say they feel very safe. Despite a recent and significant turnover of staff, the quality of teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. The school has excellent systems to track pupils’ progress and these are used to plan lessons with a high degree of challenge for pupils of all abilities. Although there are examples of exemplary practice, there are a few occasions when opportunities are missed in lessons for pupils to review and assess their own learning. The school has outstanding capacity to improve further. This arises from extremely strong leadership, highly incisive school self-evaluation and concerted and very effective actions to maintain the school’s strengths and to secure further improvement.