More than 90% of Nottinghamshire schools are ranked as ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted as a result of the inspections which took place at 23 schools across the county last term.
This sees the county remain above the national average for all schools and primary and secondary schools individually and well above the overall picture for the East Midlands.
Compared to previous inspections:
• Eleven of the inspections were of ‘good’ schools. Ten of these retained their previous judgement with Outwood Academy Valley in Worksop moving up to the ‘outstanding’ category
• In addition, Lynncroft Primary and Hall Park Academy both in Eastwood, Broomhill Junior in Hucknall, Bispham Drive Junior in Beeston, and The Bramcote School all improved from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘good’
• Sunnyside Spencer Academy in Beeston and Beech Hill Special School in Mansfield both moved from ‘special measures’ to ‘good’
• Larkfields Infant and Nursery School in Nuthall, previously judged as ‘outstanding’, declined and is now judged ‘good’
• King Edward Primary School in Mansfield, previously judged as ‘requires improvement’, was judged for a second time under the same category
• Kimberley Primary School, and Orchard Special School in Newark were both judged as taking effective action to become ‘good’ at the next inspection
• Holgate Primary School, Hucknall had improved to ‘requires improvement’ after it first inspection since the junior and infant schools amalgamated in September 2014. Previously Annie Holgate Junior School had been placed in ‘special measures’ in 2013 with Holgate Primary judged as ‘requiring improvement’.
Across all schools in Nottinghamshire, 91% are currently judged by Ofsted as ‘good’ or better compared with 88% of East Midlands schools and 89% nationally.
Congratulating all of the schools which have seen their Ofsted ratings improve, the County Council’s children and young people’s committee chairman, Councillor Philip Owen said: “Whilst this is good news, we will be working closely with those schools which are found by Ofsted to require improvement.
“We will write to the head teachers and chairs of governors of local authority maintained schools to inform them that the committee will closely track their progress to become a school ranked as ‘good’.
“And even though many schools are now independent of the County Council, we still have an important role to play in monitoring performance and providing direction.”
*Annesley Primary and Nursery School, Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Butler’s Hill Infant and Nursery School, Hucknall
Redlands Primary and Nursery School, Worksop
Brinsley Primary School
Church Vale Primary and Foundation Unit, Mansfield
Kirklington Primary School, Newark
Blidworth Oaks Primary School, Mansfield
Lantern Lane Primary School, East Leake
Lady Bay Primary School. West Bridgford
Carlton Academy, Nottingham