The Lyppard Grange Primary School

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The Lyppard Grange Primary School


Name The Lyppard Grange Primary School
Website https://www.lyppardgrange.worcs.sch.uk/
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Ankerage Green, Worcester, WR4 0DZ
Phone Number 01905729383
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 420 (51.9% boys 48.1% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.4
Academy Sponsor The Villages' Multi-Academy Trust
Local Authority Worcestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.6%
Persistent Absence 4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.6%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school.

Pupils make good progress from starting points which are often below those typically found. They develop their skills well in the Reception classes. Attainment is rapidly rising throughout the school.

Attainment at the end of Year 2 is significantly above average in reading, writing and mathematics. In Years 3 to 6, attainment is rapidly rising because progress is above that expected. The school is successfully narrowing the gap in achievement between pupils entitled to additional government funding and that of their classmates.

Pupils' attitudes to learning are good. They behave well in and out of lessons. The school ensures th...ey are safe and well cared for.

Teaching is good because teachers are very effective in creating a positive learning environment and have high expectations of pupils' attitudes. The headteacher and other senior leaders have provided strong leadership since the previous inspection, particularly in improving teaching and developing teachers' leadership skills. The school has sought and accepted advice to help it improve since the previous inspection.

The training received has been successful in improving teaching. The governing body has developed good systems for holding the school to account. All leaders, governors and staff in the school share a clear commitment to raising standards and improving teaching and learning.

It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although much improved, the progress pupils make in mathematics is not yet as good as that in reading and writing. Teachers do not always insist on good spelling, punctuation and grammar in pupils' writing. The comments teachers write on pupils' work do not always make it clear what they need to do to improve.

At times, the activities provided for pupils do not extend their learning sufficiently, especially for the most able.

Information about this school

Lyppard Grange Primary School is a larger than the average-sized primary school. The school is expanding and extensive building work was taking place during the inspection.

This will provide more classrooms and a larger hall. The school has a below-average proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds. Very few are at an early stage of learning to speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. An above-average proportion of the pupils are supported by the pupil premium grant.

In this school, this provides additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, are looked after by the local authority or are from service families. A very small number of pupils attend the Perryfields Short Stay Unit for part of the week. The school meets the government's current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.