Bardsey Primary School

Name Bardsey Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 February 2013
Address Woodacre Lane, Bardsey, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS17 9DG
Phone Number 01937572612
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 197 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.6
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 4.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.1%
Persisitent Absence 4.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. There are no disabled pupils in the school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is very low. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding (in this school this supports pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those looked after by the local authority) is very low. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school has achieved many awards including the Sports Activemark gold award.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The effective leadership and management of the headteacher have ensured that the quality of teaching and achievement have improved well since the previous inspection. Pupils make good progress and attainment is above average by the time pupils leave. The governing body plays an important part in making the school successful. Governors not only support the school but challenge the headteacher to ensure necessary improvements are made. Teaching and learning are good. Some teaching is outstanding. Children get off to a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Attendance is above average and pupils behave well. Pupils say they feel safe and well looked after. The school has a strong backing from parents, as demonstrated by the highly positive view of the school shown by parents who completed the online questionnaire. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. In mathematics lessons pupils are not given enough opportunities to use and apply their numeracy skills in problem-solving activities. Teachers do not always use questioning well enough. Middle leaders are not sufficiently involved in evaluating teaching and learning in classrooms. Not enough is done in making sure that pupils take notice of comments made by teachers when marking pupils’ written work.