Following Ofsted's inspection of Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate on Wed 26 Feb 2020, we were rated as Good with Outstanding Early Years Provision.
Ofsted stated that "Outwood Primary Academy Lofthouse Gate continues to be a good school. There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a section 5 inspection now."
“Pupils are proud to belong to this school. They know the school wants them to ‘be safe, be respectful and be responsible’. The behaviour of pupils in lessons and around school is exemplary. Adults model how to interact with others and help pupils to develop their skills. They all have high expectations. Pupils are polite and courteous. They are keen to talk about their school.”
“There are opportunities for pupils to develop leadership skills. They include the school parliament, ‘digital leaders’ and lunchtime monitors. Pupils enjoy having responsibilities. They carry out their duties well.”
“Bullying is rare and not tolerated. Pupils have recently raised awareness of bullying. They have produced information for pupils and parents. There are peer mediators, who help other pupils to resolve any differences. They use a restorative approach with great success. Pupils were clear there are adults who will help them if this is needed.”
“The school provides a high-quality experience. As a result, pupils in this school achieve well.”
“There is an ambitious curriculum from early years to Year 6. It is well sequenced and outlines what pupils should know and be able to do at each stage. Leaders have set high standards for the achievement of pupils in all subjects. These are in line with, and often exceed, the requirements of the national curriculum.”
“Curriculum leaders are experts in their subject. They have a detailed understanding of the demands of the subject they lead. There is a collaborative approach across the school. This ensures that all teachers deliver the curriculum well. Staff access ongoing high quality training. They have support from other schools and leaders in the trust.”
“Leaders ensure that all pupils access a high-quality curriculum. This includes pupils who are disadvantaged or those with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND). A range of interventions are in place for pupils when they need extra support. As a result, pupils make strong progress and achieve well.”
|% of pupils who've achieved the expected standard in reading, writing and maths||92%|
|Average progess that pupils have made in reading between KS1 and KS2||2.0|
|Average progess that pupils have made in writing between KS1 and KS2||2.3|
|Average progess that pupils have made in mathematics between KS1 and KS2||2.1|
|% of pupils who've achieved a higher standard in reading, writing and maths||33%|
|Average score in the reading test||109|
|Average score in the mathematics test||110|
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