Round Hill Primary School

Name Round Hill Primary School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 13 November 2012
Address Foster Avenue, Beeston, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG9 1AE
Phone Number 01159179262
Type Primary
Age Range 4-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 496
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.9
Local Authority 891
Percentage Free School Meals 4.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 31%
Persisitent Absence 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 5.4%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Round Hill Primary is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is average, while the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The needs of these pupils relate mainly to speech, language and communication difficulties, and behavioural, emotional and social difficulties. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is average, the largest group being pupils of Pakistani heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which provides additional funding for children in local authority care and pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is lower than average. The on-site breakfast club and after school club is not managed by the governing body. Round Hill Primary School meets the government’s current floor standard, which is the minimum expected for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher, governors and senior leaders have successfully secured a whole-school drive to improve the quality of teaching. Teaching is now good overall and sometimes outstanding. As a result, pupils achieve well. Pupils of all abilities make good progress from their starting points. Consequently, pupils’ national test results have risen since the last inspection and attainment is now above average overall. Pupils are well mannered and their behaviour is good. They welcome the opportunity to talk to visitors about their school and do so with great pride. Pupils told inspectors that they feel safe and secure. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although there is some outstanding teaching, there is not yet enough to secure outstanding achievement. In a very small minority of lessons, teachers do not identify quickly enough whether pupils need more help or need to be challenged. As a result, activities are not consistently matched to pupils’ abilities and the pace of learning slows slightly. Existing links with parents and carers, and with businesses within the local community, although developing well, are not as strong as they could be to help lift pupils’ aspirations even further. This has been identified by the school as an area for improvement.