Bader Primary School


Name Bader Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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.
Inspection Date 08 May 2014
Address Kintyre Drive, Thornaby, Stockton-on-Tees, TS17 0BY
Phone Number 01642762856
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 392 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Academy Sponsor The 1590 Trust
Local Authority Stockton-on-Tees
Percentage Free School Meals 21.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.5%
Persisitent Absence 8.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Bader is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is approximately twice the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. There have been significant changes in staffing throughout the school in recent years. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils’ achievement is good. From below-average starting points, pupils in Year 6 reach standards that are above average in writing and mathematics and average in reading. Teaching is typically good and some is outstanding. Behaviour is good. Pupils behave very well in lessons and around the school. They show enthusiasm for their learning and try hard. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. Pupils take on responsibilities willingly and are unfailingly polite and welcoming. This is a very secure school. Pupils say they feel secure and know how to keep themselves safe. The headteacher’s leadership is very effective and he is ably supported by leaders at other levels. They have worked successfully to raise pupils’ achievement and improve the quality of teaching. Members of the governing body are effective and use their skills and expertise well to provide strategic direction for this improving school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although excellent practice is beginning to be shared, this has not yet ensured enough outstanding teaching across the school. The teaching of reading is not as strong as it is in writing and mathematics. Pupils read widely in school but they do not read often enough out of school. While the school’s plans for improvement identify appropriate actions, they do not include success criteria that are focused precisely on the expected progress of pupils and the proportions who should exceed expected progress.