Kneesall CofE Primary School


Name Kneesall CofE Primary School
Website http://www.kneesallcofeprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 February 2013
Address School Lane, Kneesall, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG22 0AB
Phone Number 01623861069
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 113 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Percentage Free School Meals 0%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average primary school. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The proportions of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, including pupils who are supported at school action, school action plus and with a statement of special educational needs, are below average. The proportion of pupils who are supported by the pupil premium (additional funding available to the school to assist particular pupils, including those known to be eligible for free school meals) is well below average. Some classes are taught in mixed-age groups. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress throughout the school. They achieve well and test results at the end of Year 6 are above average because : teaching is good and occasionally outstanding. Disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs do well because their needs are understood and they get the right support to help them succeed. Pupils enjoy coming to school and are keen to learn. They say they feel very safe and are cared for very well. Behaviour is outstanding and pupils are very respectful of each other and adults. The imaginative way in which subjects are taught gives pupils a wide range of opportunities to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills. It also promotes their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. The headteacher, school leaders and governors have a clear and accurate understanding of the strengths of the school and how it can be further improved. All staff are committed to making the school better still. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Teachers have not yet had the opportunity to share the best skills with each other, to make teaching even better across the school. Activities in lessons are not always planned precisely enough to make pupils think hard. This sometimes results in work that is not demanding enough for some pupils. Occasionally the pace of learning slows because teachers spend too long, at the start of lessons, going over work already learned or explaining the tasks to come. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to take the lead in their own learning by checking their own progress and marking their own and other pupils’ work.