King Edwin Primary and Nursery School

Name King Edwin Primary and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 November 2013
Address Fourth Avenue, Edwinstowe, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG21 9NS
Phone Number 01623822111
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 406 (48% boys 52% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.2
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE

Information about this school

This is a larger-than-average sized primary school with a Foundation Unit for children of nursery and reception age. Typically, children enter the unit at three years-of-age and leave the unit at the end of their Reception year. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage, with only a very small number whose first language is not English. There is a below-average proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding). The proportion of pupils who are disabled or who have special educational needs and are supported at school action is below average. However, the proportion of these who have a statement of special educational needs, or who are supported at school action plus, is similar to the national average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum requirements for pupils’ attainment and progress. Since the last section 5 inspection, the headteacher has retired from the school. There is currently an acting headteacher in place. The school has been supported by a Local Leader in Education from another school, but their involvement has now been reduced in line with the acting headteacher taking up full time hours from this term.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The acting headteacher provides strong leadership to ensure that teaching is good and that pupils’ achieve well. All aspects of the school’s work are improving rapidly. Achievement is good and standards are rising in all subjects. Pupils make above-average rates of progress in writing between Key Stages 1 and 2. Boys make better progress than girls. Pupils eligible for additional government funding generally achieve slightly better than other pupils. Children get off to a positive start in the Foundation Unit. They are provided with a firm grounding for their early learning in reading, writing and mathematics. There is accurate assessment of pupils’ progress. Staff use information to plan thoroughly for the range of pupils’ needs in every lesson. The teaching is almost always good and is sometimes outstanding. Teachers plan activities which capture pupils’ interest. Pupils’ behaviour is consistently good. They feel safe and have formed strong relationships with staff and other pupils. They greatly enjoy school so they want to attend and do well. There is effective leadership and management, including governance. All leaders and staff have a clear understanding of their roles and responsibilities. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some more-able pupils fell just short of attaining the higher levels expected of them. Inconsistencies remain in marking pupils’ work in some classes. Subject and key stage leaders and governors are not using all of the information gained from direct observations of teaching and pupils’ work. Leaders and staff should do more to ensure that parents are fully involved in supporting their children’s learning at home.