Beeston Fields Primary School and Nursery

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Beeston Fields Primary School and Nursery

Name Beeston Fields Primary School and Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 May 2018
Address Boundary Road, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 2RG
Phone Number 01158440100
Type Academy
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 335
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.1
Academy Sponsor Flying High Trust
Local Authority 891
Percentage Free School Meals 32.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 38.2%
Persisitent Absence 5.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Beeston Fields Primary and Nursery School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged and receive support from the pupil premium is above the national average. Just under half of the pupils are of White British heritage. The school has 14 out of the 17 ethnic groups recognised nationally, and one third of the pupils speak English as an additional language. 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 (EHC) plan is below the national average. In 2017, the school met the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for the attainment and progress of pupils by the end of Year 6. The school is part of The Flying High Academy Trust. There is a local governing body that reports to the trust board.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher, teachers, governors and the trust have exhibited a relentless determination to improve the school over the last two years. As a result, the provision in key stages 1 and 2 is now good. Current pupils from Year 1 to Year 6, including disadvantaged pupils and those pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities, are achieving well. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics across the school have improved year on year. Current pupils continue to make good progress from their various starting points. Leaders monitor pupils’ progress regularly so they can quickly support individual pupils and help them catch up. This ensures that they make good progress and attain at least what is expected of pupils of the same age. Teaching across key stages 1 and 2 is highly effective. Teachers’ planning and questioning ensure that pupils gain knowledge and apply new skills well. Pupils experience a broad and enriching curriculum. Pupils access a wide range of experiences and challenges. They investigate different subjects, including exciting activities, various trips and visiting speakers. Staff care for the pupils. Adults respond well to pupils’ welfare needs. This includes a well-resourced nurture class where pupils with behavioural difficulties receive timely and effective support and are well looked after. Safeguarding is effective. Pupils’ attitudes towards their learning are highly positive. They take pride in their work and use their engaging learning environment to further their reading skills and develop their understanding of different subjects. Teaching, learning and assessment in early years are not yet securely good. The planning of learning opportunities, including phonics for some of the youngest children, is not yet challenging or consistent enough to ensure that they make the progress of which they are capable. Some leaders and teachers newer to their posts are not clear about their responsibilities in the school, and are not yet effective at measuring the impact that they are having on the most able pupils’ outcomes.