Chuter Ede Primary School


Name Chuter Ede Primary School
Website http://www.chuterede.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 18 June 2013
Address Wolfit Avenue, Balderton, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 3PQ
Phone Number 01636683550
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 623 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.5
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 5.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.7%

Information about this school

The school is larger than most primary schools. Most pupils are White British, with a very small minority from other ethnic groups, and almost none who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium is well below average. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and pupils with a parent in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school operates on two sites approximately two miles apart. The second site was opened one year ago to cater for rising pupil numbers. It currently houses a Reception and Year 1 class only. It is expected that, in the course of time, it will be run as a separate school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make outstanding progress. From starting points which are in line with those expected for their age, they reach standards in English and mathematics at the end of Year 6 which are well above those found nationally. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers have high expectations of pupils. They motivate both boys and girls to learn through well-planned and highly engaging activities. Pupils behave exceptionally well. Relationships between adults and children are excellent. Pupils work with each other in a highly mature and sensible manner. They have a clear understanding of how to keep themselves safe. They enjoy school very much. Leaders and all staff are ambitious for the pupils. They are constantly seeking further improvement. They monitor the quality of teaching and pupil progress very carefully and this means teaching continues to improve and standards rise. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development extremely well. Staff, pupils and parents express pride in the school’s very caring ethos. Pupils enjoy a wide variety of activities. They have many opportunities to take on responsibilities and serve their community. They are being exceptionally well prepared for their future in the modern world. The governing body is well organised and highly effective. Governors know the school well, and use information very effectively to hold the school to account for pupils’ achievement and well-being.