|Name||Kaye’s First and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||26 March 2013|
|Address||Holmfield, Clayton West, Holmfield, Clayton West, Huddersfield, West Yorkshire|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||182 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.8%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9%|
|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 very large majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides the school with additional funding for children in local authority care, for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, and for pupils from service families, is below average. Almost all of the funded pupils in this school are those known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also well below average. The school runs a breakfast club and an after-school club. This provision was included as part of this inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and achieve well in all subjects and classes. The results achieved by pupils are above average and rising. Teaching is good across the school. Teachers know their pupils very well and plan interesting and enjoyable lessons for them. Children in Nursery and Reception classes are well taught and supported so they make good progress both academically and personally. Reading is taught successfully. Standards in literacy and numeracy are above national average levels by the end of Key Stage 1. Pupils enjoy school and behave well. They feel safe and are proud of their school. They attend regularly, work hard in lessons, and want to do well. The headteacher has high expectations of all pupils and staff. She has a clear idea of how to improve the school, and is effective in making it better. The governing body is successful in helping the school to improve. Governors have a good idea of the strengths of the school and what needs doing and they challenge the school to develop further. The school has good relationships with parents and carers, who are very supportive of the school and its leaders. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In some lessons teachers do not use their knowledge of each pupil’s ability to plan work which is hard enough, especially for more-able pupils. Some pupils at times rely too much on adults to help them with their work. Although teachers’ marking of pupils’ work in literacy is excellent, their marking in other subjects does not tell pupils quite so precisely how to improve their work. Pupils’ standards in writing are not as high as those in reading, especially for boys and for more-able pupils.