Temple Moor High School

Name Temple Moor High School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 March 2013
Address Field End Grove, Selby Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 0PT
Phone Number 01133900770
Type Academy
Age Range 11-18
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Academy Sponsor Red Kite Learning Trust
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 17%
Persisitent Absence 13.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is larger than most 11 to 18 secondary schools. The large majority of students are from White British backgrounds and the proportion of students who speak English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of students eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in the care of the local authority, from service families, and for students known to be eligible for free school meals, is above average. The proportion of disabled students and those who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The school has a science specialism. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress. Thirty-five students with profound physical and learning disabilities from John Jamieson School and Technology College are educated on the school site and participate in mainstream classes through the school’s High Care Partnership. The school participates in a cooperative trust with 13 partners including primary schools, charitable organisations and Leeds City Council. The school works in partnership with Brigshaw High School to offer a broader range of subjects in the sixth form. Eighteen Key Stage 4 students attend off-site alternative provision which includes hair and beauty, construction and motor vehicle courses at Thomas Danby College, Leeds City College and Leeds College of Technology.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Overall, students make good progress. The proportion of students gaining five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and mathematics, has risen steadily over the last three years and is now above average. Teaching is good because teachers have good subject knowledge. Teachers in most subjects support students’ literacy skills well. Behaviour and safety are good. Attendance is above average. Fixed-term exclusions are very low because support for students at risk of exclusion is outstanding. Disabled students and those who have special educational needs make good progress because the support they receive helps them to become more independent. Senior leaders have made good improvements in achievement and behaviour since the last inspection. Leaders work well with other schools and organisations to give students a wide range of learning opportunities. The governing body holds senior leaders to account well for all aspects of the school’s performance. Achievement in the sixth form is good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Achievement in modern languages is not as high as in other subjects. More-able students do not always attain the higher grades that they could. A minority of teaching still requires improvement. Teachers’ marking does not always give students enough information about what they need to do to improve. Opportunities to develop numeracy are sometimes missed.