Ofsted Report

We were last inspected in March 2019, when our Overall effectiveness was graded as Good.

The latest report can be downloaded here: Ofsted Report 2019.

Previous reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can see our highlights from our 2019 report here.


Parents can register their views of the school with OFSTED at Parentview.

The Guide for Parents explains the inspection process.

More information can be found on this Ofsted Leaflet and Poster.

Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021

Pupil Premium is specific, additional funding provided to support the education of pupils who are known to be currently eligible for free school meals or who are known to be eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years.

Pupil Premium Plus is specific, additional funding for children who are adopted or looked after by the local authority.

Number of children in school who are eligible for Pupil Premium : 35 pupils (14%)

Number of children in school who are eligible for Pupil Premium Plus : 4 pupils (2%)

Funding for 2020-2021 for children eligible for Pupil Premium/Pupil Premium Plus : £56,905

Our Pupil Premium Strategy 2020-2021 is available to download.

Our school pupil premium allocation supports the varying needs of our vulnerable children.

The pupil premium funds are allocated each year following a needs analysis which prioritises the most vulnerable groups and individuals in terms of their academic progress and emotional well being. These children will have the opportunity for individual or small group tuition by teaching staff providing additional support in English and/or maths.

Limited funding to resources means that not all children receiving free school meals will be in receipt of pupil premium interventions at the same time.

The school tracks closely the attainment and progress of children who attract pupil premium funding, offering additional support, particularly with small group/1-1 tuition in maths and English.

Our Pupil Premium Strategy 2019-2020 is available to download.

Attendance and Absence during term time

We have a very clear attendance policy - set out in our Attendance Guide and our Attendance Flowchart. Over the last 3 years our attendance rates have been:

  • 2017: 96%
  • 2015: 96.4%
  • 2014: 96.4%

Our whole school Attendance Target is 97% and our pupils receive certificates for 100% attendance or for meeting the school's attendance target at the end of each full term.

Our Exceptional Leave During Term Time Policy emphasises strongly the detrimental effect of families taking holidays during school time, especially at the beginning of the school year and during examination times. A fortnight or even a week's missed work can be damaging to a child's progress.

You can also download our Attendance Guide for Parents: Missing School = Missing Out.

Please read our Cover Letter and Exceptional Leave Policy & Application, which needs to be completed if you wish to apply for authorised absence during term time for holidays or other reasons.

From 20th January 2014, the Nook Lane Governing Body have agreed to adopt the October 2013 Local Authority policy on exceptional leave during term time. This means that if you take your child on holiday in term time without authorisation from the Headteacher you may be issued with a fixed penalty notice. You can read more in our letter home, which was issued to parents on 17 January 2014.