|Name||Hollywell Primary School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||17 October 2012|
|Address||Hardy Street, Kimberley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 2JL|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||213 (56% boys 44% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||25.6|
|Academy Sponsor||East Midlands Education Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8.5%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.8%|
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.