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All Hallows CofE Primary School

Name All Hallows CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 22 November 2011
Address Priory Road, Gedling, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG4 3JZ
Phone Number 01159568277
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 212 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Percentage Free School Meals 1.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.9%

Information about the school

All Hallows is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average, as is the proportion with a statement of special educational needs. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A few pupils are from minority ethnic backgrounds; none of these pupils speak English as an additional language. The school hosts the All Hallows Kabin childcare. The provision is privately run and is subject to a separate inspection and report. Awards achieved by the school include Investor in Pupils – Outstanding accreditation International School - Bronze, Healthy School - Gold, Investors in People and the Football Association Charter.

Main findings

All Hallows is an outstanding school. A remarkably positive ethos of warmth, respect and high aspiration for every child is underpinned by strong moral values and exceptional commitment to equality of opportunity. This powerful ethos is immediately evident in the highly courteous and considerate behaviour of pupils and the respectful relationships within the school community. Pupils’ terrific enthusiasm and fascination for learning, and their enjoyment of all that the school offers are reflected in their outstanding academic achievement and personal development and their high rate of attendance. Pupils make an excellent contribution to their own and the wider communities, not least through the large part they play in creating this outstanding school. They have enormous pride in their school and are enthusiastically involved in an exceptional range of activities to improve it, taking on a wide range of responsibilities with extraordinary maturity. Pupils’ outstanding skills of leadership and collaboration, alongside the application of very secure basic skills in many areas of school life prepare them superbly well for their future lives. Pupils show great sensitivity towards others, and are deeply thoughtful, taking a keen interest in ethical and moral issues. A very positive understanding of the diversity of communities and the need to challenge racism is supported by the outstanding provision of community cohesion. Overall, pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. Arrangements for safeguarding pupils are outstanding; the care, support and guidance provided by staff for every pupil, including those whose circumstances make them more vulnerable, are highly effective. Together, these help pupils to feel extremely safe and secure in school, happy and ready to learn. Very carefully tailored support for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities, and highly effective partnership with local providers, contributes to their outstanding progress. Parents and carers are highly supportive of the school’s work and are exceptionally well involved in supporting their children’s learning. Excellent teaching, first-rate marking and target setting, closely matched to different needs, together with an exciting and innovative curriculum promote outstanding learning and progress. Since the previous inspection, exceptionally strong leadership at all levels and highly effective teamwork have improved many aspects of school effectiveness and in particular teaching, learning and pupils’ achievement. The outstanding senior leaders and governing body are relentless in seeking improvements and there is no complacency. They are aware of the many strengths in the work in the Early Years Foundation Stage, but also recognise some limitations in provision, in particular the physical nature of the outdoor facilities. Self-evaluation, though sometimes modest, is highly rigorous and identifies the right priorities. This, together with the school’s track record of improvement, demonstrates outstanding capacity to improve further. The school provides outstanding value for money.