Newbold School

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About Newbold School

Name Newbold School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jacqueline Crissey
Address Popeswood Rd, Binfield, RG42 4AH
Phone Number 01344421088
Phase Independent
Type Other independent school
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 51 (53.9% boys 46.1% girls)
Local Authority Bracknell Forest

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Leaders have created a culture of high expectations for learning within a welcoming and inclusive school. Governors have a clear understanding of the school’s strengths and areas still left to develop. They are supportive of the school and visit regularly. All of the independent school standards are met. The quality of teaching is good. Staff work closely together in this small school. They have high expectations of pupils’ learning and behaviour. Assessment procedures are strong. Regular checks of achievement ensure that pupils make strong progress in all year groups. Attainment at the end of key stages 1 and 2 is good. Not enough pupils are reaching the higher standard in writing by the end of key stage 2. The curriculum meets pupils’ needs well. Pupils enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is well promoted. Staff provide good support for pupils’ personal development and welfare. Pupils behave well and take great pride in their work. Middle leaders in subjects other than English and mathematics are, as yet, still developing their roles. They are not fully accountable for pupils’ progress in their areas of responsibility. All parents and carers receive annual reports but there is some variability in the information about pupils’ progress and attainment in the different classes. Children make good progress in the early years. Progress in the Nursery is particularly strong. In Reception, children are working well towards achieving their early learning goals. The most able children are not supported well enough to exceed these goals. Compliance with regulatory requirements The school meets the requirements of the schedule to the Education (Independent School Standards) Regulations 2014 (‘the independent school standards’) and associated requirements.

Information about this school

This Christian day school follows the ethos of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. The school’s mission is to ‘create a secure, loving environment by presenting God as the source of all life and truth, encouraging children to practise Christian values with respect to themselves, others and the environment’. The school is situated on a large site. It is registered for 86 pupils, and currently there are 75 pupils on roll. The early years provision includes a Nursery with 18 places for three-year-olds. Some attend full-time and others attend part-time. Children in the Reception class attend full-time. There are three other classes in the school, including a key stage 1 class, a Years 3/4 class and a Years 5/6 class. There is a maximum of 20 pupils in each class. Additional provision for physical education is provided at a nearby sports facility. The school population is diverse. There is a higher-than-average proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. Few are at an early stage of learning English. A small proportion of pupils join and leave the school at different times because some families stay temporarily while studying locally. There are no pupils with an education, health and care plan. No pupils receive pupil premium funding. A number of personnel who sit on the board of the proprietor, the South England Conference of the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, are also governors at the school. The school was last inspected in April 2016, when it was judged to be good.

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