Noak Bridge Primary School


Name Noak Bridge Primary School
Website http://www.noakbridgeschool.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Coppice Lane, Basildon, SS15 4JS
Phone Number 01268282433
Type Academy
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 202 (51% boys 49% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 17.1
Academy Sponsor Cresco Multi Academy Trust
Local Authority Essex
Percentage Free School Meals 12.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.0%
Persistent Absence 10.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 7.9%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils' achievement is good. Pupils make good progress in all year groups.

Effective leadership by the headteacher has led to improvements in the quality of teaching and higher standards in reading, writing and mathematics. By the end of Year 6, standards in reading and mathematics are above average. Much of the teaching is good, with examples of outstanding teaching.

Pupils' behaviour is good and, at times, exemplary. Pupils have a secure understanding of personal safety. Recently appointed senior members of staff are working closely with the headteacher to secure further improvement.

Governors know the school well; they are su...pportive but at the same time ask questions and set challenging targets to ensure the school continues its upward path. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils, particularly the boys, do not make as rapid progress and reach the same standards in writing as they do in reading and mathematics. Teachers do not always remind pupils of their writing targets before they start their written tasks.

The analysis of pupil assessment data is not sufficiently refined to enable checks and comparisons to be made on the standards reached and the progress made by different groups of pupils. Teaching assistants are not always deployed effectively to help pupils learn.

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school.

Most pupils are of White British heritage. The remaining pupils come from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average.

None are currently at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average. The proportion identified for additional support through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average.

The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is broadly average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority and other eligible groups. In 2012, the school met the government's floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils' attainment and progress.

The deputy headteacher, Key Stage 2 manager and the special educational needs coordinator were appointed in September 2013. The school shares the site with a privately run pre-school. This did not form part of this inspection.