Longlands Primary School and Nursery


Name Longlands Primary School and Nursery
Website http://www.longlands.herts.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 17 October 2018
Address Nunsbury Drive, Turnford, Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, EN10 6AG
Phone Number 01992460072
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 222 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 16.9
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 24.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36%

Information about this school

This is a slightly smaller-than-average primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium grant is higher than average. The proportion of pupils who speak English is an additional language is much higher than average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher’s high ambition for the school, and for each and every pupil, is shared by all staff. Together, they ensure that pupils make excellent progress both academically and in their personal development. Pupils leave the school extremely well prepared for the next stage of their education. The proportion of pupils achieving the expected standards at the end of key stage 2 is consistently well above other schools nationally. In both 2017 and 2018, the progress made by pupils, including disadvantage pupils, in reading, writing and mathematics was well above the national average. Teachers have well-developed subject knowledge. Their highly effective use of questioning and well-planned activities enable pupils to produce work of an exceptional standard. Governors provide a high level of challenge and support to school leaders. They are highly reflective of their practice and work well with leaders to ensure the school continues to improve. Pupils are impeccably behaved. They are highly supportive of each other. Pupils thrive in their lessons. They are motivated and curious to find out more about topics studied. Leaders ensure that pupils are well cared for and safe in school. Pupils’ attendance has risen due to senior leaders’ effective work with families to encourage this. The early years provides a great start to children’s education. From the moment they join the school, children make strong progress in a well-organised and stimulating environment. Phonics teaching is effective. However, more pupils could achieve the expected standard to match the outstanding achievement elsewhere in the school. Leaders make sure that pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities take a full part in the high-quality curriculum. Well-tailored support ensures that these pupils make good progress from their varied starting points. Teachers have rightly identified that pupils throughout the school do not always have neat handwriting or correct letter formation. A programme to encourage good writing skills in the early years is now in place.