Latest news from around the school

Scarecrow competition - Scholes in Bloom

Posted on 18 June 2019 by Mrs Latham

This year, Scholes in Bloom’s scarecrow competition theme is ‘The World of Song’. We will be creating some scarecrows in school. Please support this wonderful group who make our village look so beautiful.

A new date for your diary

Posted on 14 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

On Wednesday 10 July at 5pm, we invite you to come along and reflect on our recent Ofsted inspection.

We’re delighted to have been judged as ‘good’ in all areas.

The meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the inspection. We’ll talk briefly about the inspection, we’ll talk about the next steps for us as a school, and you’ll have time to ask us any specific questions about the inspection report, or let us know any comments or concerns.

On the same day, teachers are available from 3.30pm to 5.00pm to talk through the end-of-year report your child will have brought home – why not pop along for that and stay for the Ofsted meeting?

Scholes in Bloom - design a flowerbed competition planting

Posted on 11 June 2019 by Mrs Latham

The design a flowerbed competition winner (and some willing helpers) were helping to plant the flowerbed outside school this week. Judging is fast approaching on 19 July and we will be showing our support.

Scholes Gala 2019 - WUSU, Pop Choir and Skipping Crew

Posted on 09 June 2019 by Mrs Latham

Scholes Gala was a rather wet affair this year but our children still did us proud. The WUSU dancers strutted their stuff, Pop Choir sang their hearts out and the skippers jumped with smiles on their faces! Well done and thank you to everyone who came to show their support.


We're good!

Posted on 03 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Following our Ofsted inspection (08, 09 May 2019), we’re really happy to tell you the inspectors rated us as ‘good‘ overall and ‘good’ in all areas. Read the report.

Highlights include:

  • ‘Across the school, including in the early years, teaching is good. Relationships between staff and pupils are strong.’
  • ‘The staff team who, with governors, have high aspirations for the school, have created a happy and harmonious school community. The very caring and nurturing culture is underpinned by positive and respectful relationships.’
  • ‘There is a strong culture of care. Pupils say they are well cared for and there is always someone to help if there are any problems. Pupils talk about ‘trusted adults’ who they can turn to if there are any difficulties.’
  • ‘Staff enjoy good relationships with pupils. As a consequence, pupils’ behaviour for learning is strong and they try hard to meet their teachers’ expectations. This is demonstrated by the way pupils respond quickly to their teachers’ instructions. Pupils take pride in their work, settle quickly to tasks and are reflective in planning, revising and reviewing their work.’
  • ‘Teachers use their subject knowledge to provide clear explanations to pupils. Teachers also use questioning well to check on pupils’ understanding and extend their thinking. They use open questioning well to check understanding.’
  • ‘Well-understood classroom routines mean that classrooms are calm and orderly.’
  • ‘Pupils know how to be successful learners, and this is reflected in their good engagement in lessons.’
  • Pupils behave well in classrooms and around the school. They move safely from room to room. They are happy to hold doors open and welcome visitors. They socialise well together, both in the dining room and outside.’
  • ‘Pupils’ positive attitudes to learning and their good behaviour, along with their skills in reading, writing and mathematics, ensure that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.’
  • ‘Across the school, pupils are making good progress in a wide range of subjects.’
  • ‘[In Early Years] Children make good progress across the setting to achieve well. Children behave well and they readily share resources and learning spaces so that their days in school are rarely interrupted. In a harmonious atmosphere, children learn and play well together. Their natural curiosity is harnessed effectively, which encourages continual learning.’

Posted on 23 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At Scholes (Elmet) Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views.

Please complete the survey – it’ll only take a few minutes or so.

We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year. We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Living and Learning - Money Matters themed week (raising money for charity)

Posted on 21 May 2019 by Mrs Latham

The children were so excited to take part in the Five Star Sports challenge today; keeping active and raising money for our school charity (Cancer Research). They all took part in the challenges and supported each other amazingly. Try to get some sponsors and bring back forms after the half term break.

Annual survey of parents / carers

Posted on 17 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

At Scholes (Elmet) Primary, we’re always keen to hear your views. We hope that you let us know any questions, comments and concerns (as well as causes for celebration!) whenever these crop up, but we like to gather the views more generally at the end of the year – we do this via the annual survey.

Please complete the survey – it’ll only take a few minutes or so. You’ve plenty of time to do this – the deadline is Monday 24 June 2019.

We can’t guarantee to meet the needs and wants of every parent / carer, but we do assure you that we consider all the points raise and aim to act on specific points that are raised by many, or a useful idea raised by just a few.

Last year, based on your feedback, for example, we changed how we update you about your child’s progress so that you get five updates over the year: a parent-teacher consultation in Autumn 1 and Spring 1; a Learning Update ‘mini-report’ in Autumn 2 and Spring 2; and a final end-of-year report in Summer 2.

We’re looking forward to reading your views.

Attendance matters

Posted on 10 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Here’s an update on the attendance of each class in school so far this school year. The overall school attendance is 96.2% – highlighted in green are all the classes with attendance above this average.

  • F2L (Mrs Flynn’s class): 95.6%
  • F2M (Mrs Palmer’s class): 96.1%
  • 1K (Miss Parling’s class): 96.7%
  • 1,2V (Mrs Latham’s class): 96.8%
  • 2KL (Miss Lowry and Mrs Wilkins’ class): 95.8%
  • 3,4F (Miss Bainbridge’s class): 95.7%
  • 3,4C (Mr Gathercole’s class): 97.3%
  • 3,4EK (Mrs McCormick and Mrs Welsby’s class): 94.5%
  • 5,6O (Mr Catherall’s class): 96.5%
  • 5,6NK (Mrs Lake/Mrs Hogarth and Mrs Welsby’s class): 96.3%
  • 5,6M (Mr Lindsay’s class): 96.7%

Well done to Mr Gathercole’s class – they have the highest attendance of all the classes! It’s also great to see all classes in our Y5,6 phase with above average attendance.

Ofsted inspection at school

Posted on 10 May 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Our Ofsted inspection ended yesterday. Thank you to all parents/carers who passed on their views through Ofsted’s Parent View and/or in the playground when inspectors went outside at the start and end of the school day.

The inspection report will be published in about three weeks. Until that time, we’re not allowed to talk about the inspection findings.

Thanks again to parents/carers for their support during the inspection, and in the two years since our last inspection.