Frettenham Primary School

Name Frettenham Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 July 2018
Address 16 School Road, Frettenham, Norwich, Norfolk, NR12 7LL
Phone Number 01603737405
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 75 (41% boys 59% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 14.4
Local Authority Norfolk
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.3%
Persisitent Absence 7.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. Frettenham joined the Nebula Partnership in September 2015 and the Nebula federation in December 2017. It is one of six primary schools that have worked together since September 2015. There is an executive team of an executive headteacher and three executive deputy headteachers. There is a head of school. Since December 2017, the federation has had a single governing body. Almost all pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is below average. The proportion of pupils who receive support for their SEN and/or disabilities is below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils are confident and self-assured because : of the school’s positive culture. It is a friendly, caring place that has high expectations of pupils’ behaviour and progress. Teaching is strong: it has improved since the previous inspection. Teachers have good subject knowledge and know the pupils very well. They ensure that pupils make good progress. They have identified that pupils do not do as well in spelling as they could. Pupils’ personal development, behaviour and welfare are outstanding because they are so enthusiastic about learning and get on so well together. Pupils are polite and take their responsibilities very seriously. Staff welcome the school’s membership of the Nebula Federation. They say, ‘We have our own identity but can be part of something bigger.’ The federation provides inspirational leadership and high-quality training. The head of school leads by example and promotes the values of the school very well. His expertise in mathematics has had a real impact upon raising standards. Children get off to a good start in the early years. They are well supported and are keen to emulate their older classmates. They enjoy a rich curriculum that enables them to develop early literacy and numeracy skills effectively. The federation governing body has been recently formed, but knows the school’s strengths and areas to improve well. Governors bring expertise and provide challenge to school leaders. The curriculum is innovative and deepens pupils’ understanding. They enjoy a wide range of unique experiences. At times, writing in other subjects is not of the same high quality as it is in English. The most able pupils are sometimes not sufficiently challenged in topic work.