Greasley Beauvale Primary School amalgamated on September 1st 2008, which saw the closure of Greasley Beauvale Junior School and Greasley Beauvale D H Lawrence Infant School. The new school building first opened its doors to the school community in September 2011. The current Head Teacher has been in post since September 2017.
The school is situated in Newthorpe and is part of the Eastwood Family of schools. It is larger than the average size, with 375 children on roll. Approximately 50% of the children come from out of the catchment area and surrounding areas of Eastwood and beyond. We are a two form entry school with 14 classes across the 7 year groups. Foundation Stage 2 pupils are taught in our Reception unit and the children move into reception as a single intake in September. Pupils’ attainment on entry is variable but often below national expectation. All children are currently taught in straight year groups.
The school serves a broadly average mix of socio-economic backgrounds, with 17% on the SEND register and 15% in receipt of Pupil Premium. The school does not have its own nursery, but we work in partnership with the Pre-School Learning Alliance. They run the Greasley Beauvale child care services within the school, providing wrap-around care for the children and provision for children from the age of 3 years.
The allocation of classroom responsibility for the successful candidate will depend upon skills and experience as we have some flexibility within our current structure.
The school’s last Ofsted inspection was in May 2016 and we were graded as a ‘Good’ school, with elements of ‘Outstanding’. We still firmly believe that we are a good school with lots to offer our children and families. However, due to progress data and the IDSR, we are currently in a very different position and are working closely and positively with the Local Authority and an Education Improvement Advisor to drive the school forward and improve standards.
Currently on the School Improvement Plan, we are focusing on:
- Developing and embedding the Curriculum of Greasley, ensuring it meets the needs of our school community and leads to a good quality of education for all pupils;
- Developing a whole school approach to reading in order to improve outcomes for all pupils;
- Developing high-quality maths teaching based on a ‘Teaching for Mastery’ approach to improve outcomes for all pupils;
- Further improving the quality of teaching and learning to improve outcomes for all pupils.
If you would like to find out more about our school, please visit our website.
The history of all three schools (the new Primary School and the former Junior and Infants Schools) are documented here. If you have anything to add to these pages, we would be more than pleased to hear from you!