|Name||Kingmoor Nursery and Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||04 October 2017|
|Address||Hether Drive, Lowry Hill, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3 0ES|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||14.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is larger than the average infant and nursery school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is below the national average, although the proportion of pupils with an education, health and care plan is higher. Children join the school from a wide range of early years providers. About one third attend the school’s own Nursery class, where children attend on a part-time basis. The school provides extended childcare for children in the Nursery and operates a breakfast- and after-school club to support families. This is run by the governing body and was part of the inspection. Some children who enter the school in the Reception Year have not attended any nursery provision. Children in Reception attend full time. In December 2015, Ofsted visited the school and judged that leaders were taking effective action in order to tackle the areas requiring improvement at the previous inspection, in order to become a good school.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school Since the previous inspection, the headteacher, governors and other leaders have quickly and effectively responded to address issues identified. The headteacher and governors have taken the lead in developing a positive learning culture. Leaders have an accurate understanding of the strengths and areas for development for the school and take appropriate action to address areas that need to be improved. The impact of this work can clearly be seen. All pupils are well supported and cared for by adults and their peers. Positive relationships are a strength of the school and there is a strong sense of community where governors, staff and pupils enjoy learning together. Although young, pupils are keen to take up roles of responsibility around the school and make a positive contribution to the established routines that ensure the smooth running of the school. The rich, well-planned curriculum provides pupils with a wide range of opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and positive attitudes that enable them to achieve well. Behaviour around the school is good. There is a calm, orderly and welcoming atmosphere, ensuring that pupils feel safe. Standards being achieved at the previous inspection have been maintained as all year groups achieve at least as well as pupils in other schools around the country. Leaders need to strengthen tracking systems to enable pupils to make the best progress they can. Teachers provide well-planned learning activities that are designed to capture pupils’ interest, especially for boys. This has enabled the difference between how well boys and girls do at school to be reduced. However, this continues to be an area of focus for leaders, especially in writing. Children in the early years settle quickly and demonstrate good levels of independence. They enjoy accessing the outdoor environment but this is not always used effectively to enhance their learning.