Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery, Wymondham

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About Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery, Wymondham

Name Ashleigh Primary School and Nursery, Wymondham
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mr John McConnell
Address Sheffield Road, Wymondham, NR18 0HL
Phone Number 01953602410
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 487
Local Authority Norfolk
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The inspirational headteacher, ably supported by governors and other school leaders, successfully drives a culture of high expectations, enabling pupils to do their best.

Leaders have a highly accurate understanding of the school.s effectiveness. Their plans to develop the school further are precise, well informed and robustly checked.

Governors fulfil their responsibilities conscientiously. They know the school very well and provide excellent challenge and support to school leaders. Senior leaders and governors have managed the expansion to become a primary and nursery school exceptionally well.

During this time of chang...e, they have successfully ensured that teaching and learning, and pupils. outcomes, have improved and are outstanding. Staff are very proud to work in the school.

They value the high-quality training they receive so that they can consistently improve their skills. The well-designed curriculum and the on-site farm provide excellent opportunities for pupils to develop their knowledge and understanding across many subjects. Leaders constantly strive to improve outcomes for all pupils.

Accurate assessment enables teachers to plan effective learning activities which challenge pupils of all abilities very well. As a result, all groups of pupils are making rapid progress from their individual starting points. Staff know pupils well.

They ensure that they are extremely well cared for. Consequently, pupils feel safe in school. The Nursery and Reception provision is outstanding.

Children get off to a super start to their education in the early years. Teachers demonstrate excellent subject knowledge and ask insightful questions to extend pupils. learning and enable them to become confident learners.

Pupils. behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary. They treat each other, staff and visitors with care and respect.

Governors, staff, parents and carers are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. Even though teachers have high expectations of the content in pupils. work, presentation of that work varies too much across the school.

Information about this school

The school converted to a primary and nursery school in September 2015 from an infant and nursery school. The numbers of pupils on roll have grown each year as the age range in the school has increased. Currently, key stage 2 consists of Years 3, 4 and 5 pupils.

There have been a number of new leadership and teaching appointments since the previous inspection. The headteacher was appointed in January 2015. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is broadly in line with the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is well below the national average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium funding is lower than the national average.

A large majority of pupils come from a White British background and speak English as their first language. Children in the early years attend full-time in the Reception Year and part-time in the Nursery provision. The school runs its own breakfast club and after-school provision.

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