Meanwood Church of England Primary School

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Meanwood Church of England Primary School


Name Meanwood Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.meanwoodschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 05 June 2013
Address Green Road, Meanwood, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS6 4LD
Phone Number 01132755883
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 218 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.8
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 2.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 9.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages is broadly typical. The proportion which speaks English as an additional language is below average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs who are supported at school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. Pupil premium funding supports those who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those that are looked after by the local authority. Oakwood Pupil Referral Unit gives some alternative provision for an extremely small number of pupils. The school meets the government’s current floor standard, which sets out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The headteacher is a national leader of education and supports other schools in the local authority. The deputy headteacher is currently on secondment to another local school. There is an after-school club on the school site which is not managed by the governing body. This is did not form part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils achieve exceptionally well at Meanwood. By the time they leave the school at the end of Year 6, their attainment is high in both English and mathematics and this is consistently the case over time. From their individual starting points pupils make rapid and sustained progress. Virtually all pupils make at least expected progress, and the proportion doing better than expected is high in relation to the national figures in reading and mathematics. However, although pupils achieve well in writing, progress in that area is not as remarkable as in reading and mathematics. The progress of all pupils is checked very carefully and action is taken to keep everyone on track. As a result, all groups of pupils and almost all individuals do equally well. Teachers explain very clearly what pupils need to do to be successful in their learning so pupils thoroughly understand what they have to do and how to do it well. Teachers and pupils reflect on the learning taking place as lessons proceed, so that it can be made even faster. Many stimulating activities are provided for pupils both in and outside of lessons and these ensure high levels of enjoyment of school. Learning is made fun. The behaviour of most pupils is impeccable in lessons and around the school. They are mature, responsible and thoughtful. Their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is very strong. Pupils have excellent relationships with each other and with adults and they feel very safe and secure in school. They are extremely well cared for. Attendance is consistently above the national average. The headteacher provides strong leadership and leaders at all levels carry out their roles very well. They check how effective the school is very thoroughly. Although the resulting information shows that the school is very successful, they nevertheless work constantly to make it even better. As a result, the school is going from strength to strength, with the quality of teaching, pupils’ achievement and many other aspects continuing to improve. The governing body is very committed to the school and carries out its role very conscientiously. Members gather information about its effectiveness in a wide variety of ways and so are well informed about it. They ask suitably searching questions and hold leaders to account for their work.