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Following an external validation process we are overjoyed to have our Healthy Schools status revalidated and also to gain Beacon School Status!


Beacon Status recognises and celebrates Adel Primary's commitment to the outcomes of focusing on health and wellbeing of pupils and the impact this has on children's educational attainment and achievement. 


This is the feedback we received:

 During the visit there were many examples of excellent practice including:


• The whole school, holistic approach to Healthy Schools work and the interlinking of the four core areas. The school works hard to ensure all pupils understand how to keep themselves healthy, safe and happy. The head teacher and staff strive to make sure all pupils are emotionally literate, resilient, aspirational and part of the school community and therefore able to reach their full potential.


• All the work you have carried out to support social, emotional, and mental health and wellbeing across school. This is a key priority across school. The universal offer for pupils is broad and well established. There is sense of warmth and nurture felt across school. The targeted offer is excellent, with all staff committed to doing their best for pupils. Staff know their families well and there are interventions in place to ensure individual needs are met. Relationships across school are excellent. The Reception class children were delighted to see their Year 6 Buddies on our tour around the school!


• The PSHE curriculum, including the MindMate lessons, which is well embedded and aligned to statutory guidance. PSHE has a high profile in school and is well led and managed. The curriculum is broad, balanced and needs led. The PSHE lead ensures the planned curriculum is both preventative and responsive to need. The school uses data from the My Health, My School survey to ensure pupil voice and needs are covered within the teaching of PSHE. Parents are well informed about the PHSE and RSE curriculum.


• The many physical activity and sporting opportunities for pupils. The lead uses a targeted approach for physical activity and PE to ensure all pupils can engage in the many and varied opportunities in school. There are numerous clubs and enrichment opportunities for pupils, as well as school residentials. There are many chances for outdoor learning, including Forest Schools, and active learning takes in lessons within the classroom. Pupils are encouraged to be active at playtimes and lunchtimes with the support of the school’s Sports Leaders and Playground Buddies.


• The progress made since the last visit in relation to school food and the Healthy Eating theme. The school has worked diligently to improve food in school. The new school food provider has proved popular and the food at lunchtime is enjoyed by both pupils and staff. Out of school, breakfast and after schools’ club leaders ensure all food served is compliant with the school food standards. The School Food Ambassadors are passionate about their work in school.



We are delighted to announce that we, have achieved the School Games PLATINUM Mark Award for the 2021/22 academic year.

The School Games Mark is a Government-led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward and recognise school’s engagement (provision and uptake) in the School Games against a national benchmark and to celebrate keeping young people active, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.  

We are extremely proud of our pupils for their dedication to all aspects of physical activity and school sport, including those young volunteers, leaders and officials who made our events possible. We are committed to using the School Games to try and engage those young people who haven’t previously been active or represented our school and to try and ensure that all our students have a positive experience and want to try out new activities beyond school too in our community.

We believe in the power of physical activity and school sport as a school and give opportunities to those young people that need it most either as a participant, leader, official or volunteer.

As part of our application, we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas linked to the five School Games outcomes and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year. 

A special thanks to Mrs Arnott, Adel Primary's PE Leader, for all the hard work organising such wonderful opportunities for our children. 

We look forward to applying once again in 2023!



We are delighted to have achieved the Primary Science Quality mark Gilt award for PSQM awarded in July 2021. 


This is the feedback we received:


What an absolute joy to read this submission. The Subject Leader and staff team have responded brilliantly to the challenge of achieving PSQM Gilt – and at the most difficult of times. The submission is bursting with quality. It is evident that the Subject Leader’s thinking about science has constantly developed as a result of the commitment to monitoring science (amongst other things); in response initiating change and offering solutions. She has been well supported by senior leaders, which is great to know; with time, direct support – early monitoring, CPD for herself and for others. A real team effort.

Massive congratulations to Corrie (and Julie – second named on this review form). Your enthusiasm and passion are evident, and I have no doubt that science at Adel Primary will continue to go from strength to strength. Very well done!

Nicola Beverley: PSQM Reviewer


Congratulations to everyone at Adel Primary School and in particular to Corrie and Julie on the achievement of the Primary Science Quality Mark Gilt. It is wonderful to see how you have continued to develop science across the school, despite the challenges of the past year. Well done!

Helen Sizer Deputy Director: Primary Science Quality Mark



At Adel Primary School we pride ourselves on our caring, vibrant and inclusive ethos, which is why our Investors in Pupils award is so special to uS.

We have successfully re-validated our investors in Pupils award. which has been quality assured by the board and is valid form April 2021 to April 2023.



July 2020 - We are delighted to have been recognised as a Music Champion School by Leeds Music Education Partnership. 

"We were very impressed with the range of musical experiences and opportunities you provide for your students both in and outside of school, and are pleased with the level of engagement you have with LMEP as a hub". 



At Adel we aim to consistently provide a culture of creativity and inspiration for our children. We are always looking for different strategies to raise children's attainment and attitudes as well as their physical health and emotional well being. That's why we have adopted BURN2LEARN as a way to enthuse, excite and engage children in the classroom!


This physically active learning approach is delivered across all subjects and strives to get the children off their seats, not only as a way to raise attainment but improve children's health, communication, leadership and life skills. During each BURN2LEARN lesson or activity, children aspire to meet certain outcomes which helps them to evaluate their own learning and contribution to the task. Tasks will often include the children taking on the role of an "Inspirator". This child must motivate, praise, observe and organise the other members of their team.