Frizington Nursery School


Name Frizington Nursery School
Website http://www.frizington-nur.cumbria.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 14 December 2012
Address Main Street, Frizington, Cumbria, CA26 3PF
Phone Number 01946810846
Type Nursery
Age Range 3-5
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 45

Information about this school

Frizington Nursery is smaller than an average-sized nursery school. The school provides a morning session in the autumn term and a choice of morning or afternoon sessions in the spring and summer terms subject to places being available. A lunch club is also available each day. Children are admitted to the nursery following their third birthday. The majority of children are of White British heritage. A few children are from minority ethnic backgrounds. A few children are currently supported at school action and school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs. The school shares the site with a children’s centre. There is childcare on site, managed by the governing body, for children from three months to three years and also a childcare centre offering extended care for children from birth to under five years. These are both inspected separately and their reports are available on the Ofsted website. The headteacher has taken up post since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school provides children with a rich and exciting environment where they can all learn well and flourish. Teaching is of good quality. As a result, children make good progress and achieve well. Adults always expect children to do their very best and encourage them to join in different activities and discussions. Parents are delighted by the good quality of education that their children receive. Nursery staff have a good understanding of how children learn. They provide a wide range of exciting activities that hold children’s attention both in the classroom and outdoors. Children thoroughly enjoy school. This can be seen in their excellent behaviour. Children show kindness to each other and respect the routines in school that help to keep them safe. The headteacher provides good leadership and she is dedicated to improving the school. She is well supported by all the staff and the governing body who together are committed to doing their very best for the children. The curriculum provides children with exciting opportunities to use both the indoor and outdoor areas. They concentrate well and settle quickly to sharing a book and learning letters and sounds. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although adults ask children questions to find out what they know or have learnt, they do not always ask the questions that challenge children to think even harder. Opportunities for children to use numbers to solve simple problems are not provided often enough. Parents are not as involved as much as they could be in helping their children to learn.