Nuneaton school where every pupils 'feels included and successful' given 'good' Ofsted

The Nuneaton school has received its first ever inspection - and was given a 'good' rating
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A Nuneaton school has been rated 'good' in its first-ever Ofsted inspection. Lower Farm Academy in Milking Lane opened in 2019 in Milking Lane.

The newest in town, the school had not been visited by inspectors until February of this year and they have now revealed a glowing report for the primary school. In it, they say it is a 'caring school where pupils feel happy and safe.'

The report adds: "Staff know the needs of their pupils well and make sure every pupil feels included and successful. Pupils enjoy their lessons. "

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The report goes on to say that staff have 'high expectations' for the achievement of all of their pupils.

"Pupils report that there is little bullying or other forms of unkind behaviour," the report adds. "When incidents do happen, pupils are confident that staff will quickly sort things out. Pupils play well together at lunchtimes and playtimes.

"Pupils benefit from attending a wide range of clubs. They enjoy these clubs, which develop their interests and talents. Pupils aspire to become a member of the ‘Pupil Parliament’, which develops their understanding of democracy and helps them contribute widely to life at the academy."

In regards to pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND), inspectors say they are 'well supported' and there are successful and carefully considered adaptations are made to ensure pupils with SEND understand the curriculum and are 'involved in all parts of school life.'

For each of the following categories, 'good' ratings were given -

  • The quality of education

  • Behaviour and attitudes

  • Personal development

  • Leadership and management

  • Early years provision

Inspectors do say, despite the 'good' rating, that there are some improvements that the school, which is part of the Reach2Academy Trust, can make.

This includes extending teachers' subject knowledge and skills as the report said that some pupils’ knowledge is 'not fully developed' across the curriculum. Another area is to ensure that support subject leaders are helped to develop a sharper view of performance in their subjects.

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