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St. Aelred’s Roman Catholic (RC) Primary School is a Voluntary Aided mixed school for children aged 4 to 11 years with an admission limit of 30 per year group and a 26 place nursery attached.


The school primarily takes pupils from Roman Catholic families who live in St. Aelred’s Parish. 

Ofsted Inspection Summary of key findings for parents and pupils:This is a good school with outstanding features (November 2012) 

Pupils make good progress and achieve well. As a result, their attainment in English and mathematics is above average by the end of Year 6. 

Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Classroom management is effective in helping pupils to learn well. 

Pupils’ behaviour is good and their attendance above average. They are polite, considerate and keen to get on with their work. Pupils say they feel safe in school. 

The leadership of the headteacher has been the driving force behind the good improvement since the previous inspection. Leaders work well as a team to encourage staff to do their best. 

There are good procedures for checking on how well the school is doing and for prioritising areas for further development. The governing body is ambitious and fully involved in helping the school to move forward. 

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