Nazeing Primary School

Name Nazeing Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Hyde Mead, Nazeing, Waltham Abbey, EN9 2HS
Phone Number 01992893344
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 275 (49.1% boys 50.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.8
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 13.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persistent Absence 13.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 February 2014)
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Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The vast majority of the pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium funding is below average. This is additional money given to schools for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those looked after by the local authority and those with a parent in the armed services. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is broadly average. An increasing number of pupils, including Travellers and those from Eastern European backgrounds, join or leave partway through their primary school education. The proportion moving in and out has increased significantly this year. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in reading, writing and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils are now making good progress and attainment is rising in all year groups in reading, writing and mathematics. Pupils have positive attitudes to learning and rise to the challenge when their teachers give them harder work. They enjoy achieving well. The additional adults who help teachers in the classroom support pupils’ learning well. Governors are effective partners in leading the school and fully challenge senior leaders about how well it is performing. Regular checking and feedback to staff by the headteacher and other leaders has led to teaching that is now typically good. In Years 2 and 6, it is consistently good. Pupils behave well in lessons and around the school. Sometimes their behaviour is excellent. Pupils feel safe at school and their parents agree. Relationships throughout the school are good. Most parents are pleased with what the school provides for their children. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teachers rarely ask probing questions which encourage pupils, particularly the most able, to think more deeply about their learning. Teachers’ expectations vary about the quality of pupils’ handwriting and the amount of work some pupils are capable of producing in lessons. Although teachers’ marking is much improved, some still does not help pupils to improve their work. The assessments made on how much children starting in the Reception class know and can do are not always accurate.