|Name||Morgans Primary School & Nursery|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||24 April 2014|
|Address||Morgans Road, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8DR|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||465 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||7.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||7.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||8.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
The school is larger than most primary schools. The large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for funding through the pupil premium is below average. This is additional government funding which, in this school, supports pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average and falling. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is low. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Nursery and two Reception classes. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress by the end of Year 6. The school hosts a pre-school and before and after school clubs. These are all privately run and so inspected separately.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. The school has improved considerably since its last inspection. The headteacher provides outstanding leadership. Working closely with staff and her strong team of subject leaders, she has improved teaching and raised the achievement of all pupils. Governors know the school exceptionally well. They have a very clear picture of how it can improve and have sharpened the challenge and support they provide for it. They are fully committed to its continual improvement and, with leaders, check the quality of teaching rigorously. The pupils’ increasingly good achievement shows how far teaching has improved since the last inspection. It is consistently at least good with some that is outstanding. Children make good and improving progress in the Nursery and Reception classes in all areas of their learning. They settle quickly into school routines and rapidly become confident learners. Teachers have high expectations of what each pupil can achieve. Their strong subject knowledge enables them to inspire pupils so they learn well. Pupils’ attendance is rising rapidly and they are very keen to learn and do their best. They are proud of their school and the part they play in its improvement. Pupils’ behaviour is excellent and they say they feel very safe in school. The school has a strong commitment to sport. Pupils regularly participate in competitions both within school and against other schools. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teachers provide enough challenge for the most-able pupils. This can lead to their progress slowing at times. Marking has improved but teachers do not always provide pupils with clear guidance on how to improve their work in mathematics.