Greasley Beauvale Primary School


Name Greasley Beauvale Primary School
Website http://www.greasleybeauvale.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 May 2016
Address Greasley Avenue, Newthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2FJ
Phone Number 01773712128
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 366 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.0
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 7.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This primary school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils attending the school are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is broadly average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority) is broadly average. Children experience early years provision on a full-time basis in two Reception classes. Pupils in other year groups are also taught in single-age classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. The headteacher works with the local authority on the safeguarding and early help executive board. The school provides support for many other schools. A privately run nursery is located at the school. Privately organised before- and after-school clubs also operate on the school site. As they are managed independently, they are subject to separate inspection arrangements. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The highly effective headteacher has played a pivotal role in moulding a strong staff team and securing very strong leadership at all levels. Senior leaders, including governors, have taken decisive action since the previous inspection to transform the quality of teaching and to improve pupils’ achievements. The headteacher’s and deputy headteacher’s leadership has accelerated the pace of improvement since the last inspection. Governors fulfil their duties very effectively. They share the determination and capacity of staff leaders to make the school even better. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is good overall. The teachers’ use of assessment to set stimulating work that enthuses pupils in their learning is often exemplary. Pupils behave well, enjoy learning and feel very safe at school. They appreciate the high quality of care they receive and the positive relationships they share with adults who work in the school. Pupils enjoy many friendships and warmly exchange ideas to promote each other’s good learning. Pupils make good progress and are well-prepared for their future education when they leave the school. An increasing number of pupils make outstanding progress, especially in English. Children make excellent progress in the early years classes because of the exceptional teaching and the learning experiences provided for them in classrooms and outdoors. It is not yet an outstanding school because : The high-quality teaching over time evident in some years, for example in the early years and in Year 6, is not yet matched as consistently in all classes. In some classes, the work provided does not challenge all pupils well enough. As a result, pupils’ progress over time is good rather than outstanding. Full report