Gateshead Jewish Nursery School


Name Gateshead Jewish Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 11 December 2018
Address Alexandra Road, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, NE8 1RB
Phone Number 01914783723
Type Independent
Age Range 2-5
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 281 (49% boys 51% girls)
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

The Gateshead Jewish Nursery School is a Jewish independent school. It can accept up to 240 children between the ages of two and five years. There are currently 222 children on roll. None of the children currently on roll has an educational, health and care plan. Children are split into different classes according to their age and their sex. The school has three separate sites. One is adjacent to the main building and another is in close proximity. One of the sites is used specifically to support children with SEND. The school’s last standard inspection was in March 2014, when it was judged to be good. Since the last inspection, the school has amalgamated with its previously separately registered nursery provision so that it is now one school.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders and managers do not ensure that all the independent school standards are met. Leaders have not addressed all the areas for improvement arising from the previous inspection. Leaders and managers do not use the information they have to evaluate children’s progress effectively. Children’s personal, educational and social development is detrimentally affected by the children being segregated by sex for their learning. Often, adults in the school reinforce gender stereotypes when speaking to children. Pupils are not adequately prepared for life in modern British society Leaders and managers have not ensured that the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 are met, as children are unlawfully segregated by sex. Information on the quality of teaching and learning is not used effectively by leaders to ensure school improvement. The quality of teaching is variable across the school, as some adults have higher expectations than others and are better at developing children’s communication skills. The school has the following strengths Children enjoy coming to the school and they behave well. Adults in the school take great care in making sure the children feel safe and are happy at the school. Children leaving the school have more recently begun to reach the levels of development that are typically expected for their age. Parents and carers spoken to by inspectors commented enthusiastically about the school and particularly acknowledged how well adults know their children. The special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) is quick to address the needs of any child who may need extra support to ensure that they make good progress. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school must take action to meet the requirements of the schedule to The Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 and associated requirements. The details are listed in the full report.