Context of the School
St. Nicholas Catholic Primary, Gipton, Leeds is a larger than average sized, Voluntary Aided school of the Catholic Diocese of Leeds, situated within Leeds Local Authority (LA).
The school principally, though not exclusively, serves the needs of the families of the recently re configured Parish of the Blessed Edmund Sykes (which includes St. Nicholas Church, Gipton and Our Lady of Good Counsel Church, Seacroft). The school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) is 45. Currently 290 full time pupils are on roll.
The school has no nursery provision. Reception class children are currently drawn from 19 external pre-school settings. Pupils are taught in 10 classes, half of which are of mixed age groupings.
Eligibility for pupil premium is well above average as is the proportion of pupils for whom English is an additional language. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is also above average. The proportion of pupils joining/leaving the school at other than normal term times is above average (17% mobility rate in some year groups).
The school provides a Breakfast Club and a wide range of after school activities linked, where appropriate, to local outside agencies, for example West Yorkshire Playhouse and Leeds United AFC.
The school works in partnership with Leeds Trinity University on teacher training placements.
The school is an active member of the East Leeds Network Learning Community and the Corpus Christi School Partnership Cluster.
The school has achieved a number of National Standards including the “Inclusion Chartermark” and the “Stephen Lawrence Award” for its work in fostering social cohesion.
Total fund generated by Pupil Premium 2014 – 2015: £ 113,100
Number of pupils in receipt of funding – 87 (32% of the school population)
Total fund generated by Pupil Premium 2013 – 2014: £82,800
Number of pupils in receipt of funding – 89 (31% of the school population)