Beverley Manor Nursery School

Name Beverley Manor Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 17 March 2015
Address Manor Road, Beverley, HU17 7BT
Phone Number 01482882631
Type Nursery
Age Range 3-5
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Since April 2014, the school has worked in collaboration with Hedon Nursery School. This means the nurseries share a headteacher but retain their own governance. There are 118 children on roll and they attend part time. The very large majority of children are White British. There are no children in the early stages of learning English as an additional language. The proportion of disabled children and those who have special educational needs is below average for this type of school. The nursery is a core school in the Eriding Teaching Alliance. Since the last inspection the nursery has appointed the executive headteacher, an assistant headteacher and a teacher with responsibility for special educational needs.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The headteacher’s strong leadership and the high quality teaching evident throughout the nursery have led to outstanding achievement for all children. Leaders and managers are continually making improvements. The effective collaboration with the partner nursery has been swiftly established. This has helped maintain and improve the excellent practice seen in previous inspections. Teamwork is excellent. The dedicated staff work together extremely well. They make sure that learning is taking place all of the time and no opportunity is missed. The school provides a warm welcome to children and families. Strong relationships between children, staff and parents enable children to settle into learning quickly. Parents and carers support the school strongly and back it wholeheartedly. Parents are unanimously supportive of the work of the nursery. They really appreciate how well staff know and understand their children. Achievement is outstanding. All children make outstanding progress in their learning. Children are well prepared for the next stage in their education, and leave nursery ready for the Reception Year. The nursery supports parents highly effectively through the transition arrangements. Day-to-day assessment of children’s learning is outstanding. As a result, adults know exactly what each child needs to learn and they plan fun activities to make sure they get the best out of every child. Disabled children and those with special educational needs are effectively included in all activities. They achieve extremely well because the school works exceptionally closely with families and external agencies to keep a close check on their specific needs and progress. Children swiftly learn tolerance and respect for one another. They learn to consider the needs of others. Staff frequently help them to celebrate cultural diversity. This means that these very young children begin to develop those values that prepare them for life in modern Britain. Behaviour is exemplary. Children like learning and really enjoy their time in the nursery. Their attendance is high. They feel completely safe, settling quickly into the day-to-day routines. Children maintain high levels of concentration and perseverance in all areas of the nursery. However, there are times when the outdoor area is not used to best effect to promote the children’s understanding of the world. Governors support the school effectively. They are well informed about the school’s strengths and priorities for further improvement and ensure the school gives excellent value for money. They work closely with leaders to ensure that the quality of teaching and children’s achievement are outstanding.