The Grove Primary School


Name The Grove Primary School
Website http://www.meltongrove.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 14 May 2019
Address Asfordby Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 0HN
Phone Number 01664562554
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 165 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.9
Academy Sponsor Mowbray Education Trust Limited
Local Authority Leicestershire
Percentage Free School Meals 42.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 12.7%

Information about this school

The Grove Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The school is part of the Mowbray Education Trust. The school has a local governing body which reports to the board of trustees. An executive headteacher works with the schools in the trust. The school has a breakfast club. The proportions of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds, and of pupils who speak English as an additional language, are below those seen nationally. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above the national average. The proportion of pupils with SEND is above the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Teachers do not have equally high expectations of what pupils can achieve. Too many pupils do not make the progress of which they are capable. The quality and presentation of pupils. work is inconsistent. Sometimes, teachers do not match work carefully enough to pupils. abilities. The teaching of phonics is not consistent. Staff sometimes do not help pupils to apply their reading skills as well as they could in their writing. Leaders. development of some middle leadership roles is still at an early stage. Staff sometimes do not insist on the highest standards of behaviour. Sometimes, low-level disruption slows learning. Pupils. understanding of the fundamental British values is not as secure as it should be for their age and maturity. Attendance and punctuality, including that of disadvantaged pupils, are improving. However, attendance is below the national average. The school has the following strengths This is an improving school. Leaders are effective in bringing about improvements to behaviour, the quality of teaching and pupils. outcomes. Leaders are establishing a culture of higher expectations. Leaders and other staff share a vision for creating a school and curriculum that meets the needs of the pupils and the community in which they live. Teachers have secure subject knowledge. They are often skilled in using questioning to help pupils learn. Teaching assistants are deployed well. Relationships are positive. There is an increasing ethos of mutual respect. Children in the early years make a good start to their school life. Children make good progress. Those responsible for governance know the school well. They effectively support and challenge the school to improve.