|Name||Farmilo Primary School and Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||03 July 2013|
|Address||Woburn Lane, Pleasley, NG19 7RT|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||278 (46% boys 54% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||11.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||3.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||15.5%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Farmilo Primary School and Nursery is smaller than an average-sized primary school. An average proportion of pupils are eligible for pupil premium funding (additional funding provided by the government to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and those from service families). The vast majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below the national average. A breakfast club operates each morning. The school meets the government’s current floor standards. These set the minimum standards expected for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. This is a rapidly improving school. Pupils’ achievement has improved significantly since the previous inspection. Pupils make good progress from their starting points. By Year 6, attainment in reading and writing is broadly average. Achievement is especially strong in mathematics and attainment is above average. Teaching is good across all key stages and sometimes outstanding. Teachers successfully encourage pupils to become good learners capable of making decisions about their own learning and working independently. Teachers work exceptionally well with the teaching assistants helping to maximise the progress of different groups of pupils in all parts of lessons. Pupils’ behaviour in lessons and around the school is most often exemplary. Most pupils apply themselves to learning tasks exceptionally well. They become highly confident learners. They are used to reviewing their own and each other’s work and supporting each other when working things out and tackling problems. Pupils take great pride in their school and relish the responsibilities they are given. Pupils love coming to school. They feel safe, secure and have great confidence in the teachers and other adults who are there to help them. The strong leadership of the headteacher, senior leaders and the governing body has secured improvements in most areas of the school including pupils’ achievement, teaching, behaviour and attendance. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough teaching is outstanding. Although there are no weaknesses common to all teaching, there are some features that are not consistently good from lesson to lesson.