Nascot Wood Junior School

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About Nascot Wood Junior School

Name Nascot Wood Junior School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Christina Singh
Address Nascot Wood Road, Watford, WD17 4YS
Phone Number 01923238784
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 7-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 240
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

What is it like to attend this school?

Nascot Wood Junior School is a thriving place to learn. Pupils are enthusiastic about their learning and achieve highly.

Pupils learn a well-balanced curriculum. Pupils are exceptionally confident in articulating what they have learned and how this connects to what they already know.

Pupils' behaviour is exemplary.

They are diligent in lessons and listen attentively to instructions. Routines are well embedded. Staff set high expectations for behaviour.

Pupils know that making good choices and trying their best will prepare them well for the next stage of learning.

Positive relationships with staff and pupils are at the centre of the school. ...Staff know pupils well, and they foster confidence in pupils to be themselves.

Pupils feel safe approaching adults for help.

Pupils take part in a plethora of meaningful enrichment activities. These activities, such as the school orchestra, help pupils to learn new skills and excel in areas outside of the classroom.

Pupils are proud to represent their school. The 'Junior leadership team' provides pupils with opportunities to be leaders within the school. The team plans events and makes a positive difference in the school community.

What does the school do well and what does it need to do better?

Pupils learn a broad range of subjects and achieve highly at this exceptional school. The extra-curricular programme, such as inter-school sports competitions, complement lessons. Teachers skilfully ask questions to identify what pupils know and fill gaps in pupils' knowledge quickly.

Teachers can do this because the specific concepts, skills and words they need to teach are set out clearly and precisely in the plans. Pupils achieve great things here because of staff's universal drive to get things right.

Reading is a priority in the school.

The school's approach to reading ensures that pupils learn a wide range of genres. Pupils learn to discuss texts skilfully and develop their comprehension skills. They know that reading will help them be better learners, and they have a love for reading.

Staff are quick at identifying pupils who need extra support and help them to become confident readers.

Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) are identified quickly and accurately. A step-by-step approach ensures that the school, parents and pupils work together to help pupils succeed.

Staff are well trained and make effective adaptations to the curriculum. These ensure that pupils with SEND access the same curriculum as their peers. They are confident and comfortable accessing the opportunities provided for them.

Pupils with SEND make excellent progress.

There is a continuously calm and orderly environment in the school. Pupils are always polite, courteous and well mannered.

All staff model the respectful attitudes that they expect from pupils. Staff create meaningful relationships with pupils, which enables pupils to feel safe to take risks in their learning. Pupils are motivated and enthusiastic about their learning.

They enjoy talking to visitors and each other, and they do this respectfully.

Pupils' character development is ingrained in all the school does. The vast range of clubs and other opportunities enables pupils to have new experiences, practise skills or showcase their talents.

Pupils learn the difference between right and wrong. They learn to speak out if there are injustices. They know that, sometimes, telling your friend that they are not being a good friend will be uncomfortable, but necessary.

They are culturally aware and are ready to be responsible and active citizens.

Staff are proud to work at the school. They are well supported by school leaders to have a balanced workload.

Governors have high expectations for pupils to be successful learners. The drive from leaders to continually improve makes this school a very special place to work and learn.


The arrangements for safeguarding are effective.

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