Oughton Primary and Nursery School

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Oughton Primary and Nursery School


Name Oughton Primary and Nursery School
Website www.oughton.herts.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 07 June 2017
Address Mattocke Road, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG5 2NZ
Phone Number 01462450716
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 260 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.8
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 28%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10%
Persisitent Absence 10.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 17.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The early years comprises Nursery and Reception. Children attend part-time in Nursery and full-time in Reception. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is above the national average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. A smaller-than-average proportion of pupils come from minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above average. A much higher proportion of pupils have an education, health and care plan. The proportion of pupils who enter or leave the school at times other than the start of the year is above average. The school works closely with other local primary and secondary schools. The school meets current floor standards. These are the minimum expectations set by the government for pupils’ progress and attainment.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and governors are passionate about improving the opportunities for pupils in this school. Their commitment and determination have led to improved outcomes for all groups of pupils. Pupils learn in a stimulating and nurturing environment. Pupils are encouraged to believe in themselves and always do their best. Pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities make good progress due to the highly effective and nurturing support they receive. The school uses the pupil premium funding effectively to support disadvantaged pupils. The school’s work to support pupils’ personal development and welfare is outstanding. Pupils receive exceptional support to overcome their barriers to learning. Pupils are well behaved around school and in lessons. Parents agree that behaviour is good. Pupils and parents agree that the school provides a safe and secure learning environment. Safeguarding procedures are effective. Children in the early years get off to a flying start. They make rapid progress as a result of excellent teaching, strong leadership and highly effective support for the children and their families. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness is developed extremely well through a broad curriculum that offers a range of interesting activities. Teaching has improved since the previous inspection and is now typically good. There remain a few inconsistencies in teaching in some areas. The high-quality provision seen in English, science and mathematics is not always apparent in other national curriculum subjects. The leadership of subjects other than English, mathematics and science is improving. However, actions taken by these leaders have not been in place long enough for leaders to be able to evaluate their impact on outcomes. Governors are committed to improving the school. They are well qualified and provide a good level of challenge to senior leaders.