Edgewood Primary and Nursery School

Name Edgewood Primary and Nursery School
Website http://www.edgewoodprimaryschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 April 2016
Address Edgewood Drive, Hucknall, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG15 6HX
Phone Number 01159561337
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 355 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 15.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. There are very few pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds or with English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs or a disability is broadly average. There is a small number of pupils with an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding to support pupils eligible for free school meals or children looked after by the local authority) is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ achievement at the end of key stage 2. This is a joint-use school, sharing the premises with a leisure centre and public library.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The energetic leadership of the headteacher has been a driving force in improving outcomes for pupils since the previous inspection. Other senior and middle leaders have used their expertise effectively to drive improvement in their areas of responsibility and provide support for colleagues. Governors provide good support for the school and hold leaders to account for its performance. The curriculum is well planned using themes that interest and excite pupils. There is also a good range of after-school activities for pupils to take part in. Safeguarding is effective. The school has a caring, family ethos where all members of the school community are valued. Teachers make regular checks on what pupils know, understand and can do. They plan learning carefully to make sure it matches the pupils’ next steps and challenges them to improve. As a result pupils make good progress in all key stages. Pupils behave well. They are courteous and polite to each other and are respectful to adults. They have positive attitudes to their learning and participate well in lessons. Children settle happily into the welcoming early years environment. They make good progress from their various starting points. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although the quality of teaching has improved significantly since the previous inspection, not enough teaching is outstanding. The language skills of some pupils, particularly the younger children, are not well developed, making it more difficult for them to discuss and explain their learning confidently. Standards in writing are not as good as in reading and mathematics. Grammar, punctuation and spelling are not consistently accurate. The quality of pupils’ writing is variable in subjects other than literacy. Teachers do not share the same high expectations for neat presentation of pupils’ work in books.