Djanogly Strelley Academy

Name Djanogly Strelley Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 January 2017
Address Helston Drive, Strelley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG8 6JZ
Phone Number 01158845913
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 448 (58% boys 42% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.1
Academy Sponsor Djanogly Learning Trust
Local Authority Nottingham
Percentage Free School Meals 44.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 24.1%

Information about this school

The Djanogly Strelley Academy became an academy sponsored by the Djanogly Learning Trust in February 2014. The school meets requirements on the publication of specific information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school is much larger than average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average and the proportion who speak English as an additional language is broadly average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is well above average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is well above average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, supported well by other senior leaders, has transformed the school since joining the Djanogly Learning Trust. The strong governing body fulfils its duties with rigour and enthusiasm. Members are fully aware of the school’s strengths and priorities for future improvement. The quality of teaching and use of accurate assessment are consistently good across the school. Consequently, teachers plan effective lessons and know the next steps in pupils’ learning. Subject leaders are a strength in this school. They are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and have clear plans in place to ensure that the pupils benefit from a broad, balanced and stimulating curriculum. The school’s five core values of ambition, inspiration, achievement, resilience and partnership underpin everything that the school does. Children in the well-led early years provision make a good start to their learning. Teaching and progress are good. Attainment has been variable but is rising. Pupils make good progress in reading, writing and mathematics. However, they do not always use their spelling, punctuation and grammar skills effectively. The more able pupils in key stages 1 and 2 are not always sufficiently challenged in lessons. They do not make the progress and attain the higher levels of which they are capable. Disadvantaged pupils and those who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress. Teaching assistants make a particularly valuable contribution to the progress of these pupils. Pupils’ personal development and behaviour are good. They are polite, hard-working and take pride in their work. They trust and respect staff and get on with each other well. Pupils have opportunities to gain an understanding of a wide range of languages, including Polish, Mandarin, Swahili and French. This prepares them well for learning a language at the next stage of their education. Parents are encouraged to be involved in their child’s education. Staff know families well and pupils feel safe and secure.