Nunthorpe Primary Academy


Name Nunthorpe Primary Academy
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 28 March 2017
Address Swan’s Corner, Guisborough Road, Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS7 0LA
Phone Number 01642315508
Type Primary
Age Range 3-11
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 249 (59% boys 41% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.0
Academy Sponsor Ironstone Academy Trust
Local Authority Redcar and Cleveland
Percentage Free School Meals 7.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.2%
Persisitent Absence 2.7%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.2%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school complies with Department for Education guidance on what academies should publish. The school became a convertor academy in June 2014 and joined The Ironstone Multi-Academy Trust in October 2016. When its predecessor school was last inspected by Ofsted, it was judged to be good overall. The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for support from the pupil premium is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational need and/or disabilities is lower than the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher, governors and senior leaders have created an ethos of high expectations. Their determination that each pupil will succeed is coupled with a forensic attention to detail. Pupils gain excellent skills, knowledge and understanding in mathematics, reading and writing. Additional funding is used superbly well to ensure that pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities and those who are disadvantaged make equally excellent progress and any differences diminish swiftly. Teaching is highly effective in accelerating pupils’ progress. Teachers are skilled in using well-designed questions to probe pupils’ understanding. The school uses an extensive network of partnerships to create a rich curriculum which provides pupils with memorable experiences. This fires pupils’ enthusiasm and engagement in learning to a high degree. Leaders are restless in their pursuit of excellence. Their sharp evaluations and careful monitoring ensures that no underachievement is missed. Occasionally, improvement planning lacks precision. Pupils’ behaviour and attitudes to learning are exemplary. Pupils are self-assured and confident learners. All adults are committed to supporting pupils to be the best they can be. Adults know exactly how their contribution adds to pupils’ experiences and achievement. Consequently, staff morale is extremely high. Governors know the school very well and play an important role in challenging and supporting the school to focus on seeking new ways of improving the school. Leadership, provision and teaching in the early years are excellent. Strong teamwork coupled with thoughtful learning activities ensure that children’s curiosity is harnessed effectively to develop their learning. Leaders track the progress pupils make very effectively in mathematics, reading and writing. The school’s tracking of pupils’ progress in science, creative and foundation subjects lacks the same detail and flair.