|Name||Brinsley Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||30 October 2012|
|Address||Moor Road, Brinsley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5AZ|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||238 (49% boys 51% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.1%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
Information about this school
The school is smaller than most other primary schools, and as a result pupils in Key Stage 2 are taught in mixed-age classes. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds, and the vast majority speak English as their first language. A below-average proportion are supported by the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils whose parents are serving in the armed forces. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion who join or leave the school partway through the year, or in different year groups, is above the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress. Independent childcare is provided on the school site, but it is not managed by the school’s governing body and was not part of this inspection. Since the last inspection, the school has had a new headteacher and two senior teachers have been appointed as well as a newly qualified teacher.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. In this small school, strong relationships and a close-knit community mean that pupils feel safe, secure and valued. The headteacher and senior leaders have successfully established a shared vision for the future of the school, and a commitment and drive for further improvement. As a result, the quality of teaching is now good and pupils’ achievement has improved significantly since the last inspection. Good help and guidance ensures that all groups of pupils make good progress in most subjects, including English and mathematics, regardless of their background or ability level. Pupils are proud of their school and want to do well. They are polite, show respect to adults and for each other, and behave well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough outstanding teaching to lift achievement to the next level. Progress occasionally slows when teachers do not make sure pupils are fully occupied, or encourage them to use their initiative by working on their own. Teachers do not always ask pupils enough searching questions to check that they understand the work set, so it can be adapted if it is too easy or too hard, or give them enough time to think harder about their answers.