Lever Edge Primary Academy

Name Lever Edge Primary Academy
Website www.lever-edge.bolton.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 September 2007
Address Lever Edge Lane, Bolton, Lancashire, BL3 3HP
Phone Number 01204333677
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 536 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.6
Academy Sponsor Lever Edge Primary Academy
Local Authority Bolton
Percentage Free School Meals 19.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 83.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

Lever Edge is a larger than average primary school serving an area of social and economic disadvantage in the south of Bolton. A much higher than average proportion of pupils is entitled to a free school meal. Over two thirds of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds and the proportion is rising. The percentage of pupils whose first language is not English is very high and the numbers of asylum seekers and refugees being admitted to the school is increasing. The proportion of pupils who have a learning difficulty and/or disability is also above the national average. The number of pupils joining and leaving the school, particularly during Key Stage 2, is higher than in most schools. The school has a speech and language unit catering for 16 pupils drawn from schools across Bolton. The school has achieved a significant number of awards including the Schools Achievement Award (three times), Basic Skills Quality Mark, Investors in People, ArtsMark, ActiveMark and Healthy Schools status. The school has been selected by Bolton as a Leading Edge School, and to take the lead on the Basic Skills Quality Mark and self-evaluation with schools in the authority. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate