Roman Road Primary School


Name Roman Road Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 29 June 2016
Address Leam Lane Estate, Felling, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE10 8SA
Phone Number 01914380510
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 206 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Gateshead
Percentage Free School Meals 31.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school has recently relocated into a new building. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities receiving support is above the national average with a few pupils with an education, health and care plan or statement of special educational needs. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support is well above average. Pupil premium funding is provided to support pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. Children in the Nursery attend part time and those in the Reception class attend full time. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6. The school meets the requirements on the publication of information on its website. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The inspirational headteacher has fostered a culture of high expectations, where barriers to learning are not accepted and a ‘can do’ approach informs every action. Leadership is the responsibility of all staff. Everyone shares a sense of collective responsibility for pupils’ learning and the outcomes. Pupils make outstanding progress from their various starting points. In key stage 2, pupils make exceptional progress, and most go on to achieve beyond expectations in reading, writing and mathematics. Disadvantaged pupils make progress at least in line with, and sometimes exceeding, that of their classmates and other pupils nationally. Children in the early years get off to an increasingly good start to their education. By the end of Reception, they are making good progress and are well prepared for the challenges of Year 1. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding. Teachers routinely establish high expectations, accept no excuses for failure and work collaboratively to remedy issues that arise. Pupils respond well to the high expectations of staff and this is seen in their exemplary attitudes to learning, the impressive quality of work they produce and their excellent behaviour. The comprehensive and exciting curriculum ensures that there are numerous opportunities for pupils to apply basic skills across all subjects. The work they produce in other subjects is of a high standard and presented with care and attention to detail. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development particularly well. Pupils develop a thirst for learning and a respect for the rights and responsibilities they have as members of the school community and beyond. Pupils have a keen sense of right and wrong and a highly developed understanding of fairness and acceptance towards those from backgrounds and lifestyles different from their own. They are thoroughly prepared for life in modern Britain. The governing body shares the vision and passion of the headteacher. Governors know the school extremely well, pay regular visits and review information to help keep senior leaders on track. They recognise and celebrate the outstanding achievements of the school, while maintaining a focus on improving further. Parents hold the school in very high regard stating that by sending your child to this school you know ‘they are set for life’. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB