Nether Green Infant School

Name Nether Green Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 22 October 2013
Address Nether Green Infant School, Stumperlowe Park Road, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S10 3QP
Phone Number 01142304094
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Sheffield
Percentage Free School Meals 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Nether Green is an average-sized infant school. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is well below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium (additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those from service families and those who are looked after by the local authority) is well-below average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups or who speak English as an additional language is below average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Nether Green Infant School is a school where every pupil matters. As a result, they are extremely happy; they feel safe and enjoy school. Pupils achieve well so that, by the end of Year 2, attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is significantly above the national average. Teaching is good overall and sometimes outstanding. Teachers are enthusiastic and ensure that all pupils are inspired to learn through interesting lessons. Pupils are extremely proud of their school. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They have outstanding attitudes to learning and they enjoy all aspects of their school life. They are very kind, considerate and polite to one another. Pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and enriched by an exciting curriculum. The school makes excellent use of the pupil premium to support those pupils for whom it is intended. The gap between the attainment of this group and other pupils in the school is closing rapidly. The headteacher provides effective leadership. She has developed a strong staff team, committed to improving the quality of teaching and raising attainment. The school has a very accurate view of its strengths and weaknesses and uses this information well to guide school improvement. The governing body is a strength of the school. Governors support the school’s development and further improvement very well. The school works very closely with parents so that they are genuine partners in the education of their children. Attendance is above average. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although teaching is good overall, it is not of a consistently high quality to bring about outstanding achievement. The work planned for pupils is not always hard enough. Teachers do not always insist that the skills pupils learn in English lessons are applied to their writing in all subjects. Pupils’ work is not always presented neatly.