Pudsey Greenside Primary receives ‘good’ Ofsted report

Pudsey Greenside School
Pudsey Greenside School. Copyright Michael Ely and licensed for reuse under Creative Commons Licence.

Pudsey Greenside Primary School has improved its Oftsted rating from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’.

Inspectors praised the progress the school has made since its last inspection two years ago, noting the quality of teaching at key stage one and two had improved to a good standard.

The report says:

“The acting headteacher and her deputy have provided strong leadership for the school during a period of significant change.

“They have led improvements since the previous inspection and remain determined to drive the school forward and achieve the best for every pupil.”

It adds that the school is is a vibrant, happy place. The school’s exciting curriculum and strong values
develop pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.

There is also praise for middle leaders, who are increasingly effective in improving the quality of teaching, particularly in English and mathematics. The school was also praised for pupils’ good attendance and behaviour.

The report points out areas where the school, which is based in Chapeltown, still needs to do better, with early years provision still needing improvement. It adds:

“Significant staffing changes in the early years have meant that provision does not consistently meet the needs of all children. As a result, children do not make the good progress they should.”

The report can be read in full here.


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