Nutgrove Methodist Primary School

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Nutgrove Methodist Primary School

Name Nutgrove Methodist Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
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.
Inspection Date 04 June 2014
Address Govett Road, Nutgrove, St Helens, Merseyside, WA9 5NH
Phone Number 01744678400
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Methodist
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 211 (50% boys 50% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Academy Sponsor The Wesley Trust
Local Authority St. Helens
Percentage Free School Meals 9.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 3.3%
Persisitent Absence 5.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Nutgrove Methodist Aided Primary School is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who are supported by pupil premium funding is in line with the national average. The pupil premium is additional government funding provided for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is higher than the average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is lower than average. Most pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion who speak English as an additional language, although increasing, is well below average. The school meets the government’s current floor standards that set out the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress in English and mathematics. The school runs a breakfast club, which is managed by the governing body, and many after-school clubs.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. From their individual starting points, pupils make outstanding progress as they travel through the school. Progress is rapid and sustained over a period of time. Attainment over the last three years has always been above average. By the end of Key Stage 2, attainment in English and mathematics is well above average. The relationships are excellent and this supports pupils’ very effective learning. Lessons are exciting and provide relevant and very worthwhile experiences for all pupils. Teaching assistants are highly trained and make a huge impact on pupils’ learning in reading, writing and mathematics. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs are exceptionally well supported. Pupils supported by the pupil premium make the same outstanding progress as others in the school. The work they are set is very well matched to all their needs and progress is rapid and sustained over a period of time. The headteacher is the driving force in ensuring a high standard of education. He ensures that the spiritual, moral, social and cultural aspects of learning permeate throughout the whole-school community. The school motto, ‘My Best Always, Everywhere’ underpins all the school’s values. Rigorous assessment of how well the school is doing provides sharply focused improvement plans for English and mathematics. Improvement has been rapid. Leaders have rightly recognised that providing as many opportunities as possible for pupils to practise their literacy and mathematical skills across the subjects is an area for further development. Technology is a huge strength. Pupils’ computing skills are advanced due to high-quality provision and high expectations from teaching staff. Sports provision is extremely well organised. Pupils enjoy all aspects of high-quality coaching. Attendance is well above average. Behaviour and safety contribute to outstanding outcomes.