Ladybrook Primary School


Name Ladybrook Primary School
Website http://www.ladybrook.stockport.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 12 November 2014
Address Gleneagles Close, Seal Road, Bramhall, Stockport, Cheshire, SK7 2LT
Phone Number 01614398444
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 246 (44% boys 56% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Stockport
Percentage Free School Meals 3.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.5%
Persisitent Absence 1.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Ladybrook is an average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are from a White British background and speak English as their first language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority.) The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs is average. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets the minimum expectations for attainment and progress in English and mathematics. There is early years provision in a Reception class and part-time Nursery.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Ladybrook is an outstanding school in all respects. It gives pupils a first class education and prepares them extremely well for the future. Leaders and managers, including governors, are highly ambitious for the school. They have a real drive and determination to ensure that every child develops and achieves as well as possible. The quality of teaching is outstanding and ensures that pupils make outstanding progress. This includes the most able pupils, those who are disadvantaged and those who are disabled or have special educational needs. Teachers know the needs and interests of their pupils well. They instil a love of learning by setting work that is innovative and interesting. They encourage pupils to reflect on their work. As a result, pupils develop a deep understanding of their learning. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding across the school. The progress that they make from their individual starting points is outstanding and they leave at the end of Year 6 with standards that are significantly above those found nationally in reading, writing and mathematics. The overall effectiveness of the early years provision is outstanding. Children get off to an excellent start to their time in school. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and plays a large part in their successful learning. They have a thirst for knowledge and understanding, from Nursery through to Year 6, and take a real pride in their work. They are very respectful of others, both in class and around the school. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils have an excellent understanding of how to keep themselves and others safe. The headteacher and deputy headteacher are constantly reviewing how well the school is doing. Any area of relative weakness is tackled most effectively. The quality of teaching is continually improving and achievement is rising. All areas for improvement identified at the previous inspection have been addressed fully. Pupils’ progress is checked rigorously and parents are kept very well informed of how well their children are doing. The school has a wealth of data about pupils’ progress and leaders are exploring simpler ways of accessing key information about pupils’ progress from their database. Pupils are overwhelmingly positive about their experiences at school and the pleasure that they get from learning. This is illustrated well by the following quote from one pupil, ‘Even the uninteresting is made interesting here.’