Latest Ofsted Report
We were inspected by OFSTED on 7th and 8th February 2023.
It was an ungraded inspection, and following the outcome of the report we will receive a graded inspection probably within 4 terms.
"Newington Green Primary School continues to be a good school.
There is enough evidence of improved performance to suggest that the school could be judged outstanding if we were to carry out a graded (section 5) inspection now. The schools next inspection will be a graded inspection."
Pupils flourish in this community school. Leaders have very high expectations for what all pupils can learn and achieve. The curriculum is highly ambitious . Pupils learn Spanish, computing, music and physical education with specialist teachers who are subject experts. The curriculum exceeds the ambition of the national curriculum, particularly in subjects taught by subject specialists.
Pupils are exceptionally polite and kind to each other. Staff emphasise the importance of good manners in all aspects of school life. The behaviour of pupils in class is exemplary. Pupils of all ages take leadership roles in the school. They love to help each other. For example, playground leaders help other pupils to play games and make friends at break times.
Pupils of all ages love to read here. Leaders place great importance on reading across the school. They have ensured that staff teaching the new phonics programme do so consistently well. Teachers model sounds accurately. They skilfully help pupils to keep up with the reading programme. Staff quickly identify pupils who fall behind. Highly skilled adults help these pupils to catch up. Leaders have carefully matched books that pupils read to the sounds they know.
Leaders have put emphasis on teaching pupils how to stay healthy. They encourage pupils to eat healthily and look after their physical health. Leaders use school meals as an opportunity to educate pupils about different cultures and cuisines of the world. They promote pupils mental well being strongly. Some pupils pursue their wider interests by taking on responsibility as digital, science or sports ambassadors. Other pupils take on roles on the eco council.