Grange Moor Primary School

Name Grange Moor Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 31 March 2015
Address Liley Lane, Grange Moor, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF4 4EW
Phone Number 01924840748
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 95 (43% boys 57% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.6
Local Authority Kirklees
Percentage Free School Meals 14.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%
Persisitent Absence 12.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is a much smaller than average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. (The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority.) The large majority of pupils are White British. Children attend the Reception class on a full-time basis. The school did not meet the government’s current floor standards in 2014 which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics by the end of Year 6. There is a Sure Start Children’s Centre on the school site. This is subject to a separate inspection and report.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher provides clear and rigorous leadership. He is well supported by an effective staff team and governing body. As a result, pupils’ achievement and the quality of teaching has continued to improve since the previous inspection and the leadership has a good capacity to build on this. Children make excellent progress in the early years. They are very well prepared for their future learning in Year 1. Pupils of all abilities make good progress throughout the school in reading, writing, mathematics and many other subjects. They have positive attitudes and are eager to learn. The overall quality of teaching is good. Teachers’ expectations are high for pupils of all abilities. Lessons are well planned, imaginative and engage all groups of pupils. Pupils’ behaviour and safety is outstanding. Pupils are very attentive to their teachers and learn in a calm and purposeful atmosphere. They are considerate and thoughtful towards others. The curriculum is well planned and successfully promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Pupils participate in a wide range of creative and sporting activities. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers do not always make the most effective use of marking and feedback to help pupils improve their own work and make the very best progress. Occasionally teaching lacks sufficient urgency and pupils undertake work they already know how to do. On these occasions, pupils’ progress slows. Sometimes progress is limited because adults step in too soon to help rather than allow pupils to deepen their learning by working things out for themselves.