New Hall Primary School

Name New Hall Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 19 September 2012
Address Langley Hall Drive, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B75 7NQ
Phone Number 01214645170
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 369 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.9
Local Authority Birmingham
Percentage Free School Meals 38%
Percentage English is Not First Language 20.6%
Persisitent Absence 8.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to other primary schools. The large majority of pupils are White British, and a broadly average percentage comes from a wide range of minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below average. Very few are at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is very high. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is greater than in most schools and those supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, is similar to other schools. The school meets the government’s floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress. The school runs a breakfast club each morning before school and an after-school club. There is a children’s centre on site. The headteacher of the school is also the headteacher of the children’s centre. The centre is inspected separately.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Standards have been rising steadily since the previous inspection and are now securely average. Achievement is good because the number of pupils making the nationally expected progress compares well with national data but the number making more progress is better. The quality of teaching and learning is good at all stages so pupils of all ages and at all levels of attainment make good progress. Behaviour in lessons is mostly good or outstanding. Pupils settle to their tasks quickly and sustain their concentration well over time. Attendance has improved rapidly over the last three years and is now above the national average. School leaders and managers do a good job and have been responsible for the school moving from satisfactory at the previous inspection to good. The capacity for this school to improve even more is good. It is not yet an outstanding school because : In mathematics the percentage of pupils gaining the higher levels at the end of Years 2 and 6 is below average. There is still a small minority of teaching that requires improvement. A few younger pupils find it difficult to sustain concentration and are not good at working independently.