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Schools within the Partnership

The Pathways Partnership comprises a group of 17 Leeds schools working in a diverse range of social contexts.  


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Armley Primary is a one-form entry school with a 52 place nursery. 48% of children receive free school meals, many have English as an additional language (mainly Eastern European), and mobility levels are high. In spite of these challenges, children behave well and are positive about their learning.  Armley has strengths in pastoral support, staff development and assessment. It was judged by Ofsted to be “Good” in April 2014.


Bankside is a large, three-form of entry, school, serving the vibrant and growingly diverse inner-city community of Harehills.  We pride ourselves on our excellent academic attainment and progress; our strong commitment to developing skilled, independent learners (including our adults!), and our unwavering focus on providing a ‘Bankside best’ education for all.  If you want to start your journey as a leader of learning with our committed and enthusiastic staff and children, please call Sarah Rutty on 0113 336 8383.

  Beechwood Primary School is a very successful two-form entry school, serving an area of high social deprivation in the east of the city. We provide highly effective teaching of key skills within the context of an inspiring curriculum based on first-hand experience, delivered through a rich network of local, national and international links.  Pupils’ academic development is underpinned by high levels of personal and emotional support, delivered by an inclusion team including a pupil mentor, behaviour support worker and speech and language therapist.  Beechwood Primary was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in April 2015.

Situated on the nexus of Chapeltown, Chapel Allerton, Harehills and Potter Newton, Bracken Edge is a multi-cultural school serving the communities which surround it. Our most recent “Good” Ofsted judgement, with outstanding judgements around leadership also behaviour and safety, reflects the way that outcomes for our children drive everything we do here.  We have long-standing links with colleges and universities across Yorkshire, believing that the most effective educators in inner city schools are trained in inner city schools. Many of our newly and recently qualified teachers were placed with us as part of their initial teacher training; some of them are still with us as teacher after many years.  


Castleton Primary currently has 262 pupils on role, but is in the process of expansion. There is a Children’s Centre on site. The school intake is predominantly White British, and sits in an area of social economic deprivation (87% of children are categorised as disadvantaged).

Judged “Good” by Ofsted (February 12) Castleton has significant strengths in music, maths Early Years and behaviour management.


Cobden is a one form entry school with a 26 place nursery.  The majority of children are from a White British background, 45% of them receive free school meals and 64% are Pupil Premium. Judged “Good” by Ofsted in April 2016, Cobden has strengths in behaviour management, SEN provision, assessment and pupil tracking and curriculum enrichment..


Cross Gates Primary is a one-form entry school with a Children's Centre attached. The school has consistently high levels of achievement and has strong, positive links with the local community.  Cross Gates Primary is proud of its strong partnership with other local schools as a key member of the Leeds East Primary Partnership: A Co-operative Trust.


Five Lanes is a two-form entry school with a 78 place nursery. The pupils are predominantly White British, and 18% are in receipt of free school meals. It has strengths in PE, music, Foundation Stage learning, assessment, and Talk for Writing. It was judged as “Good” by Ofsted in May 14.


Grange Farm Primary is a friendly, two-form entry school where children engage actively in first hand experiences, making rapid progress and developing the attitudes and skills necessary to be independent learners.  Our highly skilled practitioners make good use of attractive accommodation and grounds to provide a rich and stimulating learning environment.  The experienced Pastoral Team are committed to providing extensive social, emotional and behavioural support to children and their families, to ensure that all pupils can achieve well and feel safe.


Greenhill is a two-form entry school. Pupils are predominantly from a White British background. 42% of children are in receipt of free school meals. Judged “Good” by Ofsted (March 14), it offers specialisms in phonics, science, and the Calderdale Writing Project. Greenhill also has strengths in teaching children with autism and dyslexia.






  Hovingham is a large, culturally diverse school, with 95% of our children being from minority ethnic backgrounds and we are very proud to support our children and families. Our vision is to be the ‘hub’ of our community, providing a centre of excellence where every child is valued for their individuality, personality and self-worth; one where the highest levels of achievement and attainment are accessible to all. Our school motto is to ‘Aim High’ and we certainly believe we can. We are incredibly proud of our school. We work hard, promote kindness and respect, and are committed to the success of every child.

Iveson Primary is an expanding primary school serving a culturally diverse community set in the Tinshill area of Leeds. The school achieved a ‘Good’ Ofsted report in June 2015 a reflection of the hard work and commitment of the school team to ensure children secure the best possible education. A key aspect of the schools work over the coming year will be further developing the creative curriculum and outdoor learning as part of their bid to be outstanding.

The school is delighted to be part of a partnership that offers the opportunity to develop the next generation of teachers.


Lawns Park is a one-form entry school with a 56 place nursery. Pupils are predominantly from a White British background, 36% are in receipt of free school meals. Strengths include commitment to pupil well-being, leadership, Foundation Stage provision, high quality interventions, inclusion, and behaviour (all staff are Webster Stratton trained). The school was judged “Good” by Ofsted in December 2013. 


Seacroft Grange Primary School is a one-form entry primary school with around 240 children serving the Seacroft area of Leeds. We have confident children and supportive staff.  We serve a community of high social deprivation with around 80% of pupils are eligible for Free School Meals.  At Seacroft Grange ‘we want the best for you and the best from you’. We are committed to helping all of our learning community to achieve Seacroft Grange ‘Gold’ – the highest possible standard. We want to support a teacher at the beginning of their career to shape the lives of the next generation.


Whingate is a two-form entry school with a 78 place nursery.  It has a mixed demographic (25% Black and Minority Ethnic; 14% EAL), and 45% of pupils receive Pupil Premium funding.

Judged 'Good' by Ofsted (February 15), its’ strengths are leadership and management and the behaviour and safety of pupils.


White Laith is a one-form entry school based in Whinmoor, North East Leeds.  The school prides itself on its high aspirations and outcomes.  Their moto 'Aspire not to have more but to be more' is evident in the culture of the school.   The exciting and memorable learning experiences provided for pupils was commended by Ofsted (November 2016)

  Wykebeck Primary School is a two form entry 'Good' (Ofsted 2014) school serving a diverse inner-city community in Gipton, East Leeds. We are a very inclusive school where everyone is a learner. We promote the 'Wykebeck Way'  and our 'Learning Muscles' in all aspects of school and home life. We have our own in house nurture base, Stepping Stones, which provides effective support for children with SEMH needs. We are proud of our support for aspiring teachers and would love you to join our team and learn with us.