Latest news from around the school

Whole school sports roundabout

Posted on 30 June 2019 by Mrs Latham

Our whole school sports roundabout is a chance for all children to work together, in teams, showcasing their sporting skills. The mixed aged teams encourage children to work together, supporting and encouraging each other. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to show their support.

Super sunny sports day

Posted on 30 June 2019 by Mrs Latham

The Key Stage 2 children enjoyed a fantastic competitive sports event on Friday. Thank you to all the parents and carers who came to offer their support. It is much appreciated.

Wake up - it's Wednesday!

Posted on 26 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

National Online Safety believe in empowering parents, carers and trusted adults with the information they need to hold informed and age appropriate conversations about online safety with their child, should they feel it is needed. Every Wednesday they produce guides to focus on specific platforms/risks which they believe trusted adults should be aware of.

 Join their Wake Up Wednesday Campaign.

Last chance to submit your views

Posted on 20 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

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

The annual survey is still available for you to let us know your thoughts, but goes offline on Monday 24 June so you’ve only a few days left. The survey will 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.

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.

Supporting to secondary

Posted on 10 June 2019 by Mr Roundtree

Place2Be, the mental health charity, has some helpful information for parents of children in Year 6, nearing the end of their primary journey and about to begin a new one at secondary school. The information will help them support their children for what can be a daunting time.

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.’