Adel Primary School

Name Adel Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 06 March 2012
Address Tile Lane, Adel, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 8DY
Phone Number 01132301116
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 241 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.0
Percentage Free School Meals 5.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 13.7%

Information about the school

This is an average sized primary school. There are consistently more boys than girls on roll. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is well below the national average. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage but the proportion of pupils from a variety of minority ethnic groups is increasing and is now above the national average. The percentage of pupils who speak English as an additional language is in line with the national average. The school meets the current floor standard. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is well below average. The school has gained numerous awards including Healthy School status, the Financial Management Standard in Schools, Fairtrade School, Artsmark Gold, the International School Award and the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard. The before school and after school care provision on the school site is run by a private provider and will be subject to a separate inspection by Ofsted. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

Key Findings

This is a good school. At the end of Year 6 attainment in English and mathematics is high. The Early Years Foundation Stage, behaviour, safety and the school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development outstandingly well. Attendance is high. The school is not yet outstanding overall because there are variations in the progress made by pupils. Pupils, parents and carers are overwhelmingly positive about the school’s provision. Pupils’ achievement is good with some examples of exceptional performance. Progress is most rapid in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in Years 5 and 6. In Key Stage 1 progress is satisfactory, with particular weakness in boys’ reading and the number of pupils attaining the higher Level 3. Most disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make good progress but there are occasional weaknesses in record keeping and progress for this group is inconsistent. Teaching is good and sometimes outstanding. It is characterised by pupils being constantly challenged by well planned activities that engage them fully. Weaker aspects include inconsistency between teachers in the quality of marking and limited use of targeted questions. Pupils are very responsible members of the school community. They have high regard for their safety and that of others. They say bullying is rare but if it occurs they know who they should speak to and they believe that the school manages these rare instances well. Pupils feel very safe in school. Leadership and management are good and much progress has been made since the last inspection in many areas including the tracking of progress made by pupils, the development of monitoring, governance and the quality of the Early Years Foundation Stage. However, the data on pupils’ performance is not used sufficiently rigorously to inform leaders and managers of aspects of the school that require closer monitoring and improvement.