Ofsted Report

We were last inspected in March 2014, when our Overall effectiveness was graded as Good.

The latest report can be downloaded here: Ofsted Report 2014.

Previous reports can be viewed on the Ofsted website.

Or you can see our highlights from our 2014 report here.


Pupil Premium

The Pupil Premium is specific, additional funding provided to support the education of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals at any point in the last six years, children who have been looked after by the Local Authority for one day or more or who left local authority care on a special guardianship order or child arrangements order and children whose parents are currently serving in the armed forces or have been eligible in the previous four years.

Pupil Premium Plus is specific, additional funding for children who are adopted.

Total number of children eligible for Pupil Premium at Nook Lane : 36

Funding for 2016-2017 for children eligible for Pupil Premium/Pupil Premium Plus : £49,840

Our Pupil Premium Strategy 2016-2017 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.

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. We also have a prestigious weekly attendance cup that is presented to the class with the highest attendance.

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.