|Name||Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 November 2014|
|Address||Off Portland Road, Selston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 6AW|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||357 (53% boys 47% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||23.9|
|Percentage Free School Meals||21.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.5%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.6%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Holly Hill is a larger than average-sized primary school. Children start in the Nursery in the term after their third birthday and attend for morning or afternoon sessions. Most pupils are White British and very few pupils speak English as an additional language. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium, additional funding given to schools for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children in the care of the local authority, is 33%, which is above average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action is 12%, which is above average, but the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs in just below average, at 6%. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Since the previous inspection the headteacher, senior leaders and governors have taken concerted action which has resulted in good teaching and vastly improved outcomes for pupils. All pupils, from their different starting points, achieve well. Good and outstanding teaching is resulting in pupils making faster progress, so that standards are rising and are now average at the end of Year 6. Children see themselves as learners from the moment they start school. The colourful environment, awash with enticing images and books, immediately engages pupils so that they want to explore and find out more. Pupils’ behaviour is consistently good and often outstanding in lessons. Pupils report that they feel safe in school and are free from bullying and any form of unpleasantness. The school puts the promotion of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development at the heart of all that it does. The subjects and topics taught follow pupils’ enthusiasms and interests, and open their eyes to the world around them. Teamwork among the staff is strong. Everyone has pulled together to accelerate pupils’ progress and provide a rich education for all pupils which prepares them well for the future. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In the Early Years Foundation Stage, not all areas of learning are represented outdoors. In Key Stage 1, pupils do not always have enough opportunities to develop their writing skills in other subjects, such as mathematics. In Key Stage 2, there are fewer opportunities for problem solving and investigations in science than there are in mathematics.