Castle Road East, Oldbury, West Midlands B68 9BG
10 reasons to choose Lightwoods Primary School
Lightwoods Primary School has a Schoolsmith Score® of 67. It is one of the best state primary schools in Oldbury and one of the 3 best independent or state primaries within 1 mile.
Lightwoods Primary School is a state primary school for boys and girls (50%/50%) between the ages of 4 and 11 years. It is a sponsor-led academy. The school is one of the 8 members of Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust. It is one of the 10 most oversubscribed state primary schools for first preference Reception place applications in the Sandwell LEA.
Average class size
Lightwoods Primary School has two classes per year, and an average class size of 30 pupils.
Average Year 6 SATS results from 2016-19 and 2022 show that Lightwoods Primary School ranks in the top 27% of schools in the country by attainment. By the same measure, progress scores are around the national average.
The Lightwoods Primary School curriculum
School curriculum also includes PSHE, Spanish. There is topic-based and thematic teaching for some foundation subjects. There may be an occasional extra-curricular academic or hobby club.
More on the curriculum
There are regular educational trips for all year groups and visiting speakers.
Most lessons are taught by the class teacher with some peripatetic and specialist teaching.
Sport at Lightwoods Primary School
School offers PE and up to 10 seasonal sports. Representative teams in major sports from Year 3.
The Arts at Lightwoods Primary School
Art and music are taught as discrete subjects to all pupils. DT, drama, dance integrated into other subjects. Choir. There are some extra-curricular creative and performing arts clubs.
Out of school hours care from 7.45am to 5.30pm.
Find another school near Lightwoods Primary School
Our Lady and St Hubert’s Catholic Primary School, Oldbury (0.3 miles); Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Primary School, Harborne (0.8 miles); Harborne Primary School (1.9 miles).
Edgbaston High School for Girls (2.9 miles); Mander Portman Woodward Independent College, Birmingham (3.1 miles); St George’s School, Edgbaston (3.2 miles).
King Edward VI Lordswood School for Girls (1.4 miles); Shireland Collegiate Academy (1.8 miles); St Paul’s School for Girls (2.3 miles).