Bagthorpe Primary School

Name Bagthorpe Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 12 November 2015
Address School Road, Bagthorpe, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG16 5HB
Phone Number 01773782843
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 173 (59% boys 41% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Nottinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 11%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.8%
Persisitent Absence 3.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The vast majority of pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils for whom the pupil premium provides support is below average. This is additional funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is in line with the national average. The school runs its own breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics. There have been several staff changes within the past twelve months. Two newly qualified teachers joined the school in September 2015.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Bagthorpe Primary School is a very caring learning environment where pupils feel safe and secure. Older pupils look after younger children with great care and attention. The curriculum is broad and balanced and pupils are enthused about learning. Frequent educational visits and use of the outdoors greatly enhance pupils’ learning and as a result they achieve well. Pupils behave well and are very courteous to adults. They say they enjoy learning, particularly the topics they learn. The learning environment is very attractive and there are some stunning pictures in the style of Picasso on display. Pupils’ work is valued and celebrated. Good teaching, learning and assessment enable pupils to achieve well. The school is well led and managed by the headteacher. He has promoted the school’s seven core values well to create a warm and successful learning environment. Governors are well informed about the school and challenge the school’s leaders about the school’s performance. Pupils in the early years thrive due to good leadership and teaching. Pupils are enthused about learning, listen readily and achieve well. The school’s well-planned curriculum supports pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very well. School leaders and governors closely track pupils’ progress and take effective steps to address any learning needs. As a result, pupils’ progress and outcomes are improving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : School improvement planning does not have sharp enough targets by which governors can check if actions taken have been successful. Leaders’ monitoring of teaching does not always focus well enough on the progress of all groups of pupils. Sometimes teaching does not meet the needs of the most-able and less-able pupils and this can slow their progress, particularly the most-able pupils in reading.