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Its official……….Raynville Primary is a good and improving school with an OUTSTANDING early years!

I’m delighted to report that we have had official recognition from Ofsted that Raynville Primary is a good school.

In their inspection during December 2017 they observed lessons, looked at children’s work, made additional short visits to classrooms and listened to pupils read. They also held meetings with pupils, members of staff and governors as well as taking into account comments from parents.

Why Ofsted say that Raynville is a good school:

  • The headteacher is ambitious for all pupils. His high expectations are rapidly driving improvements. They ensure that pupils achieve well from their starting points.
  • Senior and middle leaders work hard for the benefit of all pupils. Staff are proud members of the school.
  • Governors know the school well, and its priorities for further improvement. They ask increasingly challenging questions of the school’s leaders.
  • Leaders ensure that teaching, learning and assessment are typically good. Consequently, increasing numbers of pupils reach above average standards, especially in reading and mathematics, by the end of Year 6.
  • Standards in writing are also rising across the school. Leaders have taken steps, however, to accelerate faster pupils’ progress in writing.
  • Children achieve outstandingly well in the early years. The stimulating learning opportunities in the Nursery and Reception years now equip children very well indeed for work in Year 1.
  • Pupils are safe and well looked after in the school. They successfully benefit spiritually, morally, socially and culturally from the wide array of visits and experiences.
  • Pupils attend regularly and behave well. They show positive attitudes towards their learning.
  • The physical education and sport premium funding is used exceptionally well to develop pupils’ awareness of the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle.
  • The use of additional funding is also effective in enhancing the learning of pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds.

What the school needs to do to improve further:

We were extremely pleased that Ofsted agreed with our own self-evaluation, identifying areas that we are already developing this year.

  • Ensure that all teaching and learning are consistently good or better, to accelerate even faster pupils’ progress, especially across key stage 1, and in writing throughout the school, by:
    • better meeting the needs of some of the most able pupils with more challenging work, so that more reach the highest outcomes.
    • ensuring that all adults carefully check the learning and progress of all pupils in lessons, and appropriately revise work and the timing of activities so that they all learn well.
    • further developing pupils’ advanced writing skills to support the liveliness of their writing and flow of ideas, on the page.
    • maximising opportunities for pupils to reinforce, and further develop their general and subject-specific skills and understanding, in all subjects.
  • Sharpen the skills of all leaders, especially those with subject responsibilities, in monitoring precisely the effectiveness of teaching on all pupils’ learning and progress, in all subjects across the school.

Pupil Premium

Schools receive additional funding for any pupils who have been eligible for free school meals during the last 6 years, pupils who are looked after by the local authority or who are in care and for pupils from families where a parent serves in the armed forces. This money is known as the Pupil Premium Grant (PPG).

At Raynville Academy it is our belief that the key to raising attainment in all children is in helping them to develop their confidence, resilience and ability to make the connections between what they achieve in the classroom and the longer term. This is particularly important for our Pupil Premium pupils.

Areas we spend our Pupil Premium funding on include:

  • Offer additional targeted support academically which is above and beyond that being received as part of the class.
  • Reduce the impact of external factors that children have that impact on their learning opportunities.
  • Provide enhancing life experiences which will inspire and increase attitudes and motivation to learn.
  • Create opportunities which will encourage children’s aspiration and determination to achieve great things in life.

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PE and Sport at Raynville

Raynville is committed to high quality sports provision. As well as Government Grant monies, we devote additional school funds to this area of the curriculum in order to ensure that our children receive a really good Physical Education and get lots of opportunity.

We are very proud that 100% of our year 6 pupils represented the school in an external sporting event last year.

We take our children swimming twice a week in focussed swimming groups and as a result.

Clubs are run by staff and outside providers. Most of these are run at no cost to parents. Extracurricular sports clubs include:

  • Girls Sport
  • Boys sport
  • Rhinos Dance
  • Cheerleading
  • Football
  • Pro Fit Gym

Sports Teaching

Our PE & Sports Co-ordinator, Mr Keating, holds many coaching qualifications. He shares his enthusiasm and knowledge with staff, ensuring that provision across school is of a high standard. In addition, we have specialist teaching from a member of our HLTA staff. Currently we are training 2 additional members of the support staff team to teach effective, quality PE, as we want to offer the children the best possible experiences whilst they are with us at Raynville. The local High School, Leeds West Academy, works in partnership with us to deliver this training.
As well as two lessons of PE each week, provision of quality resources ensure that break times are exciting and highly active. Since the leasing of the school minibus we have been able to provide intensive, additional swimming lessons for those children in Upper Key Stage 2 who are non-swimmers.


We have 2 sports halls and a large multi-sports area which includes an artificial all-weather grass pitch for ball skills and a 4 lane running track around the outside. A multi skills area completes the large playground, making it a fabulous resource for PE lessons. In addition, we have 2 playgrounds for our Foundation children and a Key Stage 1 playground and field. Our Pupil Playground Committee were responsible for planning then tendering with companies to develop two other outside spaces, in order to further extend the pupils’ choice of activities. As a result of this work we have an extremely popular climbing facility in place now

Links with other schools & Inter-School Competition

The purchase of a school mini-bus has meant that we can now involve our children in as many competitions as possible. We believe this is important not only for the development of sporting skills but to help boost confidence, raise self-esteem and generate the pride that comes with representing your school. We have strong ties with the local professional rugby organisations and compete in their tag rugby events throughout the year.

We have employed the services of a member of the PE staff from Leeds West Academy, our local High School, to work with our children in Year 6 for an afternoon a week. His involvement is a big boost to our transition programme as well as enabling the children to experience alternative sports (eg the climbing wall, gym equipment). This has also supported staff professional development.

Our participation in sports events/competitions off-site in the last academic year have included:

  • Football
  • Netball
  • Triathlon
  • Wake up Shake up
  • Disability Sports
  • Sports Hall Athletics
  • Tag Rugby
  • Tennis
  • Cross Country
  • Netball
  • Big Dance and the Rugby World Cup
  • Table Tennis
  • Cricket
  • Rounders
  • Tri Golf
  • The Bramley Olympics
  • Rainbow Club
  • Cricket in the Classroom
  • Girls Sports Club

Government Sports Grant

The introduction of the Sports Grant which began in 2013 and benefits school by approximately £9000 a year, has made a significant contribution to the difference we have been able to make to the facilities and quality of provision that we have been able to offer at Raynville.
Since 2013 overall participation in sport and activity has increased. Our pupils are now taking part in and achieving greater success in many more inter-school competitions and tournaments.

Parents are attending in greater numbers when we have sporting occasions and many are making use of the improved playground facilities with their children, after school has finished at 3.15pm.

Please refer to the separate documents for a detailed breakdown of how we have spent this money.

Inclusive sports photos

Northern Dance Workshop photos

Sport Relief! photos

What an amazing event. Children, parents, friends, relatives and teachers running the course!

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