Nutley Church of England Primary School

Name Nutley Church of England Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 17 May 2012
Address High Street, Nutley, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 3NW
Phone Number 01825712575
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 89 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.9
Percentage Free School Meals 2.2%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0%

Information about the school

Nutley is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is below average as is the proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school makes provision for the Early Years Foundation Stage in a mixed Reception and Year 1 class.

Key findings

This is a good school. It is not yet outstanding because of some relative weaknesses in an overall good curriculum and teachers do not always make clear, to pupils, what it is they need to do over time to move to the next level of learning. Pupils’ achievement is good. Pupils make good progress throughout the school to reach above average levels of attainment by the end of Year 6. All groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, learn and progress well. Teaching is good. Teachers consistently ensure that pupils know what they will learn in each lesson and if they have been successful. However, they are not so good at providing pupils with individual targets for learning to help them understand how to reach the next level and improve progress further. Pupils thrive in the caring and inclusive atmosphere. Consequently, they enjoy school, reflected in above average attendance, behave well in lessons and around the school and feel safe. They have positive attitudes to learning and show respect for each other and adults. Good behaviour makes a positive contribution to pupils’ learning and a well-ordered, happy school. Good leadership and management have maintained the school’s good overall effectiveness since the previous inspection. A good curriculum and strong partnerships help the school to provide enriching spiritual, moral, social and cultural experiences. However, topic planning does not always provide enough occasions for pupils to use and apply mathematics skills in other subjects or consistent opportunities for pupils to take the initiative or responsibility for their learning. Targets for the performance of all staff are well linked to school priorities and the monitoring of teaching is clearly focused on learning. Where weaknesses are identified effective support is given.