Oak Tree Primary School

Name Oak Tree Primary School
Website http://www.oaktreeschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Inadequate
Inspection Date 07 February 2018
Address Jubilee Way North, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 3PJ
Phone Number 01623458261
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 254
Number of Pupils per Teacher 0.0
Academy Sponsor Aspire Multi - Academy Trust
Local Authority 891
Percentage Free School Meals 45.5%
Persisitent Absence 11.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is slightly larger than the average-sized primary school. The school serves an area with high levels of deprivation. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by the pupil premium is much higher than average. Most of the pupils are from white British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school does not meet the Department for Education’s definition of a coasting school. The current headteacher has been in post since January 2016. The school has recently entered into a formal collaboration with a group of three other primary schools. The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the pupil premium funding or the PE and sport premium for primary schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is inadequate. Leaders have not taken effective steps to tackle the weaker teaching that they know some groups of pupils continue to experience. Early reading is not taught consistently well in key stage 1. Pupils’ achievements are too variable. Pupils’ progress during key stage 2 declined last year and was inadequate by the end of Year 6 for lower-attaining pupils, disadvantaged pupils and pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Pupils currently in the school make inconsistent progress. In some classes, their progress is inadequate. Leaders do not make checks on pupils’ attainment frequently enough to ensure that pupils who need to catch up do so quickly. Leaders are overly optimistic about how well pupils are achieving. Their judgements about pupils’ current attainment and the quality of teaching are too generous. Leaders do not make proper checks on the quality of teaching provided for considerable numbers of pupils by support staff, to ensure that it is of good quality. Governors do not provide effective support and challenge to the headteacher. They do not hold leaders sufficiently to account for pupils’ achievements. Leaders and governors do not analyse carefully enough how well the additional funding provided through the pupil premium is contributing to disadvantaged pupils’ achievements. The school does not report on the impact of this spending as it should. Leaders and governors have not ensured that the school’s website includes all the information needed. This was identified by inspectors as an area for improvement at the last inspection. The school has the following strengths Children make good progress in the Nursery and Reception Years from their often very low starting points. Pupils benefit from strong pastoral support. Pupils with complex needs are cared for well. Provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is good. Pupils behave well, are polite and enjoy coming to school. Very effective child protection arrangements ensure that pupils are kept safe. This includes pupils whose circumstances make them more vulnerable.