|Name||Brookhill Leys Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||25 September 2012|
|Address||Chewton Street, Eastwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 3HB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||408 (55% boys 45% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||16.2|
|Percentage Free School Meals||26.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Brookhill Leys is larger than the average-sized primary school. The large majority of pupils are from White British families. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and for whom the school receives additional income (the pupil premium) is above average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The school meets the current floor standards, which set the government’s minimum expectations for attainment and progress. About half the teachers have joined the school since the time of the last inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils of all abilities achieve well. They make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. This is the result of sustained improvements in teaching and learning since the last inspection. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, are well prepared for the next stage of their education. They leave Year 6 with above-average attainment. Children make a good start to their learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage because : of the stimulating and well-planned activities, both indoors and out. The quality of teaching is good. Lessons are purposeful and engaging. Staff question pupils well to deepen their understanding and help them to improve their own work. Pupils’ behaviour and safety are good. They take good care of each other and are looked after well. Pupils have a good understanding of the world around them because of the interesting topics they study and good links between subjects. The headteacher’s relentless drive and high expectations ensure a positive trend of school improvement. She is supported by an increasingly effective leadership team. The governing body is well informed and actively involved in school self-evaluation and improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The work set in some lessons is a little too easy for more able pupils or too hard for those who struggle with some aspects of their learning. Additional adults in school are not always effectively deployed. Some leaders and managers, particularly those new to the school, are not fully applying the school’s good procedures for improvement.