YEP Says: Leeds school’s battle to restore its status

Gledhow Primary School has slipped from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' after Ofsted inspection.
 Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe
Gledhow Primary School has slipped from 'outstanding' to 'requires improvement' after Ofsted inspection. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe
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IT is worrying that a primary school which expanded its intake has slumped from outstanding to requires improvement, according to Ofsted inspectors.

The dip is quite alarming and will be a cause of concern for parents and for pupils, as well as for the staff. In 2009, Gledhow Primary was given top marks that rating has now slipped.

The headteacher says areas for improvement have been identified – as well as areas the school is doing well at of course. If those areas of concern were partly a result of the school increasing its intake so rapidly (from 60 to 90), then it’s a lesson that can be learned across the borough, not just here.

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