Granby Primary School




Granby Primary School serves the community of Aylestone, to the south of Leicester City. We are a larger than average, state-maintained primary school with 482 pupils currently on roll, 37 of whom attend our Nursery which has just begun offering full-time provision. This is an increase of 40 pupils since our last Ofsted inspection, due mainly to the addition of a third Reception class at the start of 2013-14.

Our attendance is currently 96.5% which is higher than the both the local authority and national averages. The attendance of Pupil Premium children is slightly lower at just 95.1% which is a contributing factor in the lower progress and attainment of this group of children and something the school is working hard to improve.

The ethnicity of Granby’s catchment area is atypical for Leicester City with 76.3% of our pupils identified as being of White British heritage. The demography of the remaining 23.7% of pupils has recently begun to change with an increasing number of Eastern European – particularly Polish – children joining the school, as well as a number of Italian-speaking children of Black African heritage. This has naturally led to a rise in the number of pupils with English as an Additional Language, although the percentage of EAL within the school is still low at just 9%.

13% of our population have Special Educational Needs which is broadly in line with the national average. We have three children with EHCs and two children with Statements, none of whom receive the higher level of additional funding. A further 57 pupils are currently identified as SEN Support. The school’s deprivation indicator places the majority of pupils in quintile three and 10% of pupils in quintile two. The percentage of children at Granby in receipt of Pupil Premium funding is significantly lower than the national average at just 20.9%.

Granby pupils typically arrive below national standards and make significant gains as they move through our Foundation Stage, KS1 and on up to Year 6. This is clearly illustrated by the outstanding results achieved in last year’s KS2 SATs where 83% of children reached the expected standard in Reading and Writing and 88% in Maths.


Our self evaluation framework provides us with an opportunity to reflect on the aspects of school life which Ofsted will make judgements upon. You can read the complete SEF here.