Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

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About Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School

Name Wakefield Snapethorpe Primary School
Website http://www.snapethorpeprimary.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Janet Lucas
Address St George’s Road, Lupset, Wakefield, WF2 8AA
Phone Number 01924367396
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 677
Local Authority Wakefield
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The inspirational headteacher has fostered a culture of high expectations, where potential barriers to learning are not accepted and a 'can do' approach informs every action.

Leadership is the responsibility of all staff, supported by a skilful and highly effective team of senior leaders. The whole school ethos is one of raising aspiration for all. It is underpinned by a dogged determination to eradicate anything that is second best.

Leaders expect the very best from all adults in school and, as a result, teaching, learning and assessment are outstanding. Teachers routinely establish high expectations. They accept no excuses for f...ailure and work collaboratively to address any issues that arise.

Pupils respond well to the high expectations of staff and this is seen in their exemplary attitudes to learning in lessons. They produce an impressive quality of work and behave impeccably around school. Children in the early years get off to a fast start in their learning, working happily and cooperatively in the stimulating and engaging learning environment.

They make excellent progress from their starting points, which are generally below those typical for their age. Current pupils are making rapid progress in their learning in every year group in school and across all subjects. Younger pupils are now making a strong start with their early reading skills, but until recently this has not always been the case.

Disadvantaged pupils, including the most able disadvantaged, are making rapid gains in their learning. Although small differences between their achievement and that of other pupils nationally remain, they are diminishing rapidly. Pupils develop a thirst for learning and a respect for the rights and responsibilities of others as well as themselves.

They have excellent knowledge of how to keep safe. The comprehensive and exciting curriculum ensures that pupils access a range of exciting trips and visits to broaden their knowledge and experiences. A very large majority of pupils attend extra-curricular clubs.

The governing body shares the vision and passion of the headteacher, playing a key role in the school's ongoing success and keeping a sharp eye on ensuring that further improvements are made. They are very well informed, and know the school inside out.

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Wakefield Snapethorpe is much larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium funding is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups and who speak English as an additional language is below average.

The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. Early years education is full time in the Reception year and part time in Nursery. The school meets the current floor standard, which is the government's minimum expectation for attainment and progress in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6.

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