Nutfield Church CofE Primary School

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Nutfield Church CofE Primary School


Name Nutfield Church CofE Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 21 October 2015
Address 59 Mid Street, South Nutfield, Redhill, Surrey, RH1 4JJ
Phone Number 01737823239
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 200 (42% boys 58% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.2
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 6.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Nutfield Church (Church of England) Primary School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for support from pupil premium funding (additional government funding to support pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils looked after by the local authority) is below average. Typically, the number of these pupils in each year group is very low, often considerably fewer than five. The proportion of disabled pupils and those identified with special educational needs is broadly average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations of pupils’ attainment and progress. There have been a number of significant leadership changes since the previous inspection. The headteacher was appointed in September 2014. The school runs its own breakfast and after-school provision, known as ‘Turtles Club’.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Nutfield Primary has improved rapidly over the last year and continues to improve. Pupils, many parents, staff, governors, the local authority and the Diocese speak passionately about the positive changes to the school’s culture and ethos brought about by the arrival of the new headteacher. As one parent put it, ‘The school has moved forward in leaps and bounds.’ Good teaching and assessment, which are especially strong in the early years and in Years 1 to 3, are lifting the quality of pupils’ learning and progress securely. Current pupils are making quicker progress right across the school than those in the recent past. Teachers make pupils work hard and pupils are keen to do well. Work in pupils’ books shows a considerable amount of learning already this year. Pupils enjoy the wide range of opportunities provided in the vibrant life of the school. These promote their good personal development, behaviour and welfare. Leaders and governors at all levels know very well which areas need further attention and where to refine practice in their shared ambition for the school to be outstanding. It is not yet an outstanding school because : While teaching is now good overall, some improvements are less securely established in Years 4, 5 and 6. Teaching and tasks do not have precisely the right level of challenge often enough to secure the highest quality of learning, particularly in mathematics. Teachers’ questioning does not always make pupils think hard enough to really challenge pupils and deepen their understanding, especially the most able.