Djanogly Northgate Academy


Name Djanogly Northgate Academy
Website http://www.northgateacademy.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 15 January 2014
Address Suez Street, New Basford, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 7GB
Phone Number 01159156896
Type Academy
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 685 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.6
Academy Sponsor Djanogly Learning Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 25.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 47.7%

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Djanogly Northgate Academy converted to become an academy school in September 2011. When its predecessor school, Northgate Primary and Nursery School, was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good. The proportion of pupils eligible for pupil-premium funding is much higher than the national average. This is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. There are an above average number of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds and those who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average but the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The number of pupils at the school is rising quickly. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs its own small nurture unit for children with social or behavioural needs. The headteacher is a local leader of education and provides support to Seagrave Primary School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress in all subjects and particularly good progress in reading. Teaching is lively and enthusiastic and good use is made of praise to encourage the pupils. Leaders and managers are a successful team who all work together well to ensure pupils succeed. Effective arrangements are in place to support pupils who are new to the school or who speak English as an additional language. Pupils enjoy school. They say they feel safe and very well cared for. Their behaviour is good and parents agree. The leadership of the headteacher is particularly strong in raising achievement and improving teaching. Effective arrangements are in place to involve parents. Parents are very positive about all aspects of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding. It is not consistent across the whole school. Pupils do not always understand what they are expected to learn in each lesson. Written feedback to teachers does not always give clear guidance about how to make all lessons outstanding. Pupils’ writing is not always lively and imaginative.