Hollywell Primary School

Name Hollywell Primary School
Website http://www.hollywell.notts.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 17 October 2012
Address Hardy Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2JL
Phone Number 01159195898
Type Academy
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 213 (56% boys 44% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.6
Academy Sponsor East Midlands Education Trust
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 8.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 2.8%
Persisitent Absence 8.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average primary school. The proportions of pupils who are supported at school action, school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs are all slightly below average. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding available to the school to assist particular pupils) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Most pupils achieve well. They make good progress from their individual starting points to get above-average test results by the end of Year 6. The proportion of pupils making the progress they should make is above the national average. Teaching and learning are good across the school because teachers usually set pupils demanding work and deliver lessons that are interesting and help pupils improve. Some teaching is outstanding. Pupils are motivated and enjoy their learning. They are well behaved in lessons and around the school. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe, including when using a computer on the internet. The headteacher, senior leaders and governors aim high and work hard to make the school better. The actions taken by leaders, managers and governors to improve teaching through regular checking on its quality and the effective setting of targets for teachers to improve their practice, has led to marked improvements in teaching and in pupils’ achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: The amount of outstanding teaching is not high enough to ensure that all pupils make even more rapid and sustained progress throughout all year groups. Occasionally, work is not set at the right level for some pupils because their different starting points have not been taken into account carefully enough, and they do not make the progress they should. Some marking does not help pupils know how to move on to the next level in their work. Although most pupils come to school regularly, a few are persistently absent when they are not ill.