Underwood Church of England Primary School


Name Underwood Church of England Primary School
Website http://www.underwoodschool.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 27 March 2014
Address Main Road, Underwood, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5GN
Phone Number 01773782868
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 182 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.7
Percentage Free School Meals 4.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%

Information about this school

This is a smaller-than-average primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action is below average. The proportion who are supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is very low. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding to assist certain groups, which in this school applies to pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum national expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school provides a breakfast club each morning.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress as they move through the school and reach above average standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching throughout the school is consistently good, and some is outstanding. Other adults in lessons are highly skilled and make a valuable contribution to pupils’ good achievement. Pupils’ behaviour is outstanding. They are very keen learners and are determined to succeed. Pupils feel very safe in school and show great care and respect for each other. School leaders and managers have a good understanding of the strengths of the school and what needs to be improved further. They have brought about improvements in the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Governors know the school well and are committed to the success of every pupil. They provide effective challenge and support making sure the school continues to improve. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not yet enough outstanding teaching. Opportunities are not always taken to share the examples of best teaching found in the school and in other schools. Sometimes activities provided for pupils in lessons are not well suited to their varying abilities so their progress slows.