Edna G. Olds Academy


Name Edna G. Olds Academy
Website http://www.ednagoldsacademy.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 20 March 2019
Address Church Street, Lenton, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 1SJ
Phone Number 01159156813
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 246 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.2
Academy Sponsor L.E.A.D. Academy Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 20.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 58.5%

Information about this school

The school is an average-sized primary school. The school is part of the L.E.A.D. multi-academy trust. The headteacher is currently providing support to Birley Spa Academy in Sheffield. The school is governed by the board of trustees. The school has an academy advisory board, which has delegated duties as directed by the board of trustees. The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportions of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds and of pupils who speak English as an additional language are well above those seen nationally. Currently, 28 different languages are spoken in the school. The mobility of pupils is high.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher and head of school have cultivated a passionate and determined team who have transformed the quality of teaching and learning in all key stages. The quality of education pupils receive is outstanding. Leaders have established a „no excuses. culture and a shared desire for every pupil to be valued as an individual. The depth and quality of leadership, at all levels, is excellent. Middle and subject leaders are an effective team. Staff morale is high. The school is highly inclusive. The provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and for those pupils who have English as an additional language, is strong. Fundamental British values resonate throughout the school.s values and the curriculum. Pupils are tolerant, respectful and caring. They are exceptionally well prepared for life in modern Britain. Trustees, together with members of the academy advisory board, work as a cohesive team to hold leaders effectively to account. Outcomes for pupils are outstanding. All groups of pupils make substantial progress and attain exceptionally high standards in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of key stage 2. Leaders and governors ensure that the curriculum inspires and motivates pupils. Teachers plan topics which excite pupils and make them curious, independent learners. Leaders ensure that the safety and well-being of children is paramount. Teachers and teaching assistants have excellent relationships with pupils. They plan activities that are expertly matched to pupils. abilities in all subjects. Teachers. subject knowledge is strong across all subjects. Teachers. and teaching assistants. use of questioning is highly effective. Pupils are proud to be part of this multicultural school. They have outstanding attitudes to learning and high aspirations. Pupils. conduct and behaviour are exemplary. They are polite, courteous and well mannered. Attendance is high. Children make an outstanding start to their education in the early years. While the teaching of writing is highly effective, there are some occasions when pupils do not spot errors in their work. Some pupils do not always remember the knowledge and understanding they have been taught in geography.