Newdale Primary School & Nursery

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Newdale Primary School & Nursery


Name Newdale Primary School & Nursery
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 06 June 2017
Address Marlborough Way, Rock Road, Newdale, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 5HA
Phone Number 01952387720
Type Primary
Age Range 2-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 498 (52% boys 48% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 16.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.4%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 18.9%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Newdale Primary School and Nursery is larger than the average-sized primary school. The Nursery takes children from two years of age. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities is above the national average. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. In 2016, the school met the government’s current floor standards, which are the minimum expectations for pupils’ progress and attainment in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Standards are high, behaviour is excellent and leadership at all levels is highly effective. The headteacher provides superb leadership that inspires confidence, embraces innovation and spurs on all to do their best. She leads a very capable team that has lifted the school’s overall effectiveness to outstanding. Pupils of all abilities make excellent and sustained progress across the school. Standards in reading, writing and mathematics are well above national figures at the end of key stages 1 and 2. Teaching in all year groups is highly effective for all abilities, although there is scope to improve the way less-able pupils are taught spelling. Teachers set a brisk engaging pace and have high expectations for classroom behaviour. Consequently, pupils’ attitudes to one another and their learning are exemplary. The curriculum is packed full of exciting activities that fire pupils’ imaginations and lead to success. In many different subjects, pupils are inspired to work hard, exercise initiative and develop a love of learning. Leaders are currently refining assessment in some subjects. Children get a great start in the early years. No time is wasted and children acquire positive learning habits that endure as they move up through the school. Safeguarding procedures are rigorous and all understand their duty of care. Pupils are taught how to stay safe and say that they feel very safe at school. Communication between home and school is excellent. Leaders regularly seek parents’ views and are always looking for ways to harness and increase parental support and involvement with their children’s learning. Pupils are given many opportunities to take on responsibilities and have a say in how things are done at school. Governors have an in-depth understanding of the school’s work and performance. They expect high standards. Together with school leaders, they have created an evaluative and aspirational culture where all are valued. The school’s attention to pupils’ different talents, personalities and learning needs is a significant strength. All get a chance to experience success in a wide range of subjects. Pastoral support is tailored to fit the needs of pupils. Staff successfully help pupils to overcome problems, do the right thing and believe in themselves. Pupils are exceptionally well prepared to make the most of future opportunities when they leave Newdale Primary School.