Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe

Name Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe
Website http://www.oasisacademynunsthorpe.org
Ofsted Inspection Rating Requires improvement
Inspection Date 17 January 2018
Address Sutcliffe Avenue, Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, DN33 1AW
Phone Number 01472310013
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 478 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.4
Academy Sponsor Oasis Community Learning
Local Authority North East Lincolnshire
Percentage Free School Meals 39%
Percentage English is Not First Language 7.9%
Persisitent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 19.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Oasis Academy Nunsthorpe is larger than an average-sized primary school. The school is part of the Oasis Academy Trust. Sixty-five percent of pupils are eligible for support through the pupil premium. This is over twice the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. Ninety-four percent of pupils come from White British backgrounds. Mobility is above average. Up to a third of pupils join or leave the school during key stages 1 and/or 2. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment in English and mathematics. Children in the Reception class attend full time. Children attend the Nursery part time.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a school that requires improvement Current pupils’ progress in reading, writing and mathematics is not consistently good across all classes because the quality of teaching they have received over time has been too variable. This said, pupils’ progress this term is much improved. On occasion, some teachers do not set work at the right level for pupils, particularly low-prior-attaining pupils. The teaching of phonics has not been sufficiently effective. As a result, pupils are unable to use phonics strategies well enough in their reading and writing. Some teachers have not ensured that all pupils have consistently developed their basic skills in spelling and handwriting. This is changing due to a recent focus on teaching these skills more rigorously. Although a wide range of subjects are now taught, teachers are not consistently using the opportunities these subjects present for pupils to develop mathematical or sustained writing skills. Children in the early years make good progress. However, opportunities for children to apply and practise early reading and writing skills are underdeveloped. The school has the following strengths The principal is a passionate and committed leader, demonstrating unfaltering belief in pupils and the community. She is supported by an inspirational deputy principal. Together they have been a ‘tour de force’, transforming learning at the school. The pastoral team are highly successful in their roles so that pupils feel safe and behaviour across all classes is good. They work very effectively with external agencies to ensure that care for pupils continues when they leave school. Leaders are successfully promoting pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding. Leaders have ensured that bullying is a thing of the past and this is now a very caring school. The quality of teaching in most classes is much improved, leading to better learning for some pupils, including those who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities. Support provided by the trust has been effective in helping the school to improve.