Albany Infant and Nursery School

Name Albany Infant and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 October 2016
Address Grenville Drive, Stapleford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 8PD
Phone Number 01159179212
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.6
Percentage Free School Meals 19%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.5%

Information about this school

The school does not meet all of the requirements on the publication of information about the use of the PE and sport premium on its website. The school is smaller than the average primary school. About one third of the pupils are known to be disadvantaged – those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average. The percentage of pupils whose first language is not English is well-below average. Several changes in leadership roles and responsibilities have taken place since the previous inspection and a number of members of staff were new to or fairly recently appointed to their roles at the time of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The leaders and managers, including the governing body, have a purposeful and business-like approach that is focused well on meeting the needs of each pupil. They have implemented successfully a range of improvements dealing with the recommendations from the previous inspection. The school’s values are clearly expressed and promoted consistently and effectively, not least through a wide-ranging and carefully designed approach to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of the pupils. The pupils respond well to what the school does. They are polite and well-behaved young people, who feel safe at the school, enjoy learning and take part readily in lessons. A combination of well-chosen topics and thoughtfully planned teaching stimulates the pupils. The tasks given to each pupil are selected carefully so that they are appropriate to each pupil’s learning needs and current stage of development. The same approach is apparent in the early years. The children make good progress in the early years. The pupils continue to make good progress through key stage 1. The school works effectively to make sure that there are no significant differences between the amounts of progress made by different groups of pupils. Some differences are evident in the standards of attainment achieved by the pupils. In particular, the boys do not do as well as the girls in writing by the end of key stage 1. In the early years, the children do not make as much progress in reading and writing as they do in other areas of learning.