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St Matthew's Church of England Aided Primary School

St Matthew's Church of England Aided Primary School
Wood Lane
West Yorkshire

phone: 0113 2681489

headteacher: Mrs Heather Lacey

reveal email: lace…

school holidays: via Leeds council

400 pupils aged 4—10y mixed gender
417 pupils capacity: 96% full

205 boys 51%


195 girls 49%


Last updated: June 19, 2014

Primary — Voluntary Aided School

Education phase
Religious character
Church of England
Establishment type
Voluntary Aided School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 430214, Northing: 437336
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 53.831, Longitude: -1.5424
Accepting pupils
4—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Feb. 25, 2014
Diocese of West Yorkshire and the Dales
Region › Const. › Ward
Yorkshire and the Humber › Leeds North East › Chapel Allerton
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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  1. St Matthew's CofE Middle School LS73QF
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  5. 0.4 miles Chapel Allerton Primary School LS73PD (455 pupils)
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  13. 0.6 miles Potternewton Primary School LS72DR
  14. 0.6 miles Potternewton Lane First School LS72DR
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  24. 0.9 miles Cardinal Heenan Catholic High School LS64QE (910 pupils)

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20 June 2014
Mrs Heather Lacey
St Matthew's Church of England Aided Primary School
Wood Lane
West Yorkshire
Dear Mrs Lacey

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to St Matthew's Church of
England Aided Primary School, Leeds

Following my visit to your school on 19 June 2014, I write on behalf of Her Majesty's Chief
Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills to report on the findings. Thank you
for the help you gave me and for the time you made available to discuss the actions you are
taking to improve the school since the most recent section 5 inspection.
The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in February 2014. It was carried out under
section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection. The school should take further
action to:

  • sharpen procedures for monitoring the quality of teaching and ensure that
    feedback to teachers focuses clearly on the achievement of pupils and groups of
    pupils in lessons.
    During the visit, meetings were held with the headteacher and senior leaders, a group of
    pupils, governors, middle leaders and a representative of the local authority. The inspector
    evaluated a range of documentation including: the school improvement plan; the tracking of
    pupils’ progress, monitoring reports and records of lesson observations. In addition, senior
    leaders took HMI on a tour of the school to look briefly at teaching and learning and the
    changes made to provision since the inspection.
    Since the previous inspection in February a new deputy headteacher has been appointed
    alongside an additional member of staff who will take responsibility for pupils with special
    educational needs. Changes to the roles and responsibilities of staff have continued with the
    appointment of permanent key stage leaders.
    Main findings
    Senior leaders and governors accept that the outcomes and priorities from the recent
    inspection are the right ones for the school. As a group, they have responded with suitable
    urgency and have taken immediate action to:
  • strengthen the quality of teaching and learning
  • raise awareness of effective practice
  • implement a whole-school approach to teaching phonics
  • improve pupils’ writing skills.
    The revised school improvement plan follows closely the areas for further improvement and
    gives a detailed picture of intended actions. It is suitably underpinned with milestones and
    targets against which progress can be measured. Plans are underway to extend the plan
    into the next academic year and to make some of the targets more quantifiable.
    Systems to check more effectively on teaching and learning are gathering pace. All teachers
    have clear targets linked to pupils’ progress. Senior leaders report back regularly to staff on
    the quality of teaching and learning. However, further improvements are required in how
    leaders make judgements on the achievement of pupils and groups of pupils in lessons and
    in measuring with precision the impact of teaching on pupils’ progress.
    Governors demonstrate a clear understanding of the school’s most pressing priorities and
    are developing their understanding of what goes on in school with visits to classrooms and
    discussions with staff and pupils. As a group they understand why the school is not yet good
    and where further improvements are required.
    Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support and
    challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.
    External support
    The local authority is providing an effective level of support and challenge to the school
    which in turn is helping to improve the quality of teaching and strengthen leadership. Links
    have been established with other schools for teachers to observe best practice. Regular
    meetings are held to discuss and review the school’s progress and to check that actions
    taken are having the desired effect.
    I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of Children's
    Services for Leeds.
    Yours sincerely
    Steve Isherwood
    Her Majesty's Inspector

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