Nelmes Primary School

Name Nelmes Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Wingletye Lane, Hornchurch, RM11 3BX
Phone Number 01708447676
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 450 (50.4% boys 49.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 26.7%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

This is a larger than averaged-sized primary school. The previous headteacher retired at the end of August 2013. The current headteacher and the deputy headteacher have been in their acting positions since the beginning of September 2013 and are not new to the school. The school had an extra intake of 30 pupils in the Reception class in 2013. The proportion of pupils who come from minority ethnic backgrounds is above average and is growing. The three main ethnic groups in the school are White British, Indian and African. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above average. The main languages are English and Punjabi. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is lower than average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also lower than average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is above average. (The pupil premium is extra funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those from service families and those looked after by the local authority.) The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Outstanding leadership has created a highly reputable and popular school where all pupils make rapid progress and do outstandingly well by the time they leave at the end of Year 6. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage get an excellent start to their education. Outstanding teaching enables all pupils to do their best. As a result, the proportion of pupils reaching the higher levels in mathematics, reading and writing has increased and is well above the national average. Teachers’ detailed marking helps pupils to make rapid progress, particularly in English and mathematics. Attendance is above average. Pupils say, ‘I love coming to school as the teachers make learning fun.’ Pupils have a strong desire to learn and are very proud of their school. Behaviour is excellent and pupils say they feel extremely safe. The curriculum highly stimulates pupils’ interests and provokes their thinking skills. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural knowledge is well developed. Parents and carers have high regard for the school. The governing body are highly effective in carrying out their roles and responsibilities. Senior and middle leaders’ robust systems for checking the quality of teaching are helping it to continually improve.