Roundhay School


Name Roundhay School
Website http://www.roundhayschool.org.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 November 2013
Address Gledhow Lane, Roundhay, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS8 1ND
Phone Number 01133931200
Type Other
Age Range 4-18
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 2300 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.3
Local Authority Leeds
Percentage Free School Meals 8.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.5%
Persisitent Absence 8.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Roundhay School All-through education from 4 to 18 is a larger than average size school. The proportion of students eligible for support through the pupil premium, mainly those known to be eligible for free school meals, is around average. The pupil premium is funding to support those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those from families who are in the armed forces and children who are in the care of the local authority. The proportion of students from minority ethnic backgrounds is well above average and a higher than average proportion speak English as an additional language. The proportion of students supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is around average but the proportion of students supported through school action is below average. The school includes a specialist unit that caters for students from across the local authority who have severe dyslexia. Four students attend alternative provision full time and 18 attend courses off-site for part of each week. The school uses a wide range of providers that are quality assured and approved by the local authority. The school exceeds the government’s current floor standards that set minimum expectations for students’ attainment and progress at the end of Key Stage 4. Roundhay has become an all-through school since the last inspection. The first intake of children joined the school in September 2012 and the 120 pupils are currently split equally between the Early Years Foundation Stage and Year 1. The newly built primary campus is about a mile from the main site.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Roundhay School is all about its students. Staff ensure that each one, regardless of background or ability, is given every opportunity to shine. An inspirational headteacher, very strong leadership, highly skilled teachers and teaching assistants, plus dedicated support staff combine to give students a first class education. Students make rapid progress and academic standards are high. The gap in attainment between students supported by pupil premium and others is closing at a remarkable rate. Students are taught extremely well and given excellent verbal feedback but not all marking is of the highest quality. Student and staff relationships are extremely good. Students’ personal development is exceptional and behaviour is exemplary. Primary provision is outstanding. Pupils make extremely rapid progress, teaching is outstanding, resources are first-rate and leadership is exceptional. Support for students with special educational needs is excellent, enabling them to participate well and realise their potential. The sixth form is outstanding. The quality of teaching is high and students make very good progress. Facilities are high quality and enrichment opportunities are excellent. Staff training is excellent. Governors use their considerable knowledge and experience to support and challenge leaders extremely well.