Western Road Community Primary School

What is this page?

We are Locrating.com, a schools information website. This page is one of our school directory pages. This is not the website of Western Road Community Primary School.

What is Locrating?

Locrating is the UK's most popular and trusted school guide; it allows you to view inspection reports, admissions data, exam results, catchment areas, league tables, school reviews, neighbourhood information, carry out school comparisons and much more. Below is some useful summary information regarding Western Road Community Primary School.

To see all our data you need to click the blue button at the bottom of this page to view Western Road Community Primary School on our interactive map.

About Western Road Community Primary School

Name Western Road Community Primary School
Website http://www.western-road.eschools.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Irena Wooler
Address Southover High Street, Lewes, BN7 1JB
Phone Number 01273473013
Phase Primary
Type Foundation school
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 207
Local Authority East Sussex
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key findings

Western Road is a good school. It has improved significantly since the previous inspection so that now pupils achieve well, their attendance is high and their behaviour and safety are outstanding.

Parents and carers are very pleased with all the school does for their children. The school is not outstanding because : teaching is not yet leading to pupils achieving outstandingly well. Pupils' progress and their achievement from their starting parts are good.

Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage do well because care and support are good and children settle happily to their learning. Attainment is consistently above average by the time pupils leave Year 6. Teaching is good and continuing t...o improve.

Teachers know pupils' academic development well through the good use of assessment, and pupils' progress is tracked carefully. Occasionally, tasks planned provide insufficient challenge for the more able. The exciting curriculum enables pupils to enjoy a range of activities that promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well.

Pupils' behaviour is outstanding and pupils show excellent attitudes to learning. They thrive in the caring atmosphere. The school's attention to their safety means that pupils have an exceptional understanding of how to keep themselves safe.

Senior leaders and the governing body have a good understanding of the school's strengths and weaknesses. Middle leaders are developing well but not all are skilled in checking the quality of teaching and learning, and opportunities to share best practice are not fully utilised. However, the rigorous focus of senior staff on the quality of teaching, an effective programme of staff performance review and focused staff training have successfully improved the school since the previous inspection.

Information about the school

Western Road is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below the national average. Most of the pupils are of White British heritage.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is average. The school meets the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress. The breakfast and after-school clubs operated by the school were visited as part of this inspection.

Also at this postcode
The Outdoors Project at Western Road Community Primary School

  Compare to
nearby schools