Coldean Primary is a GOOD school with outstanding features and is successfully continuing its journey to becoming outstanding overall.
Coldean was last inspected in May 2013. The full report is available here.
"Achievement and progress is good across the school and a significant proportion of our pupils make better than expected progress from their starting points."
"Attainment in reading and writing has risen considerably. Pupils are keen to talk about their work and are proud of their achievements. Pupils’ positive attitudes make a significant contribution to the good progress they make in lessons."
"Good, sometimes outstanding, teaching ensures pupils, including those who need extra help, achieve well over time. There is a positive climate for learning in lessons and excellent relationships between adults and pupils."
"Behaviour and safety of pupils is outstanding. Pupils are extremely considerate and their behaviour is generally excellent both in lessons and around the school."
"No form of bullying is tolerated and pupils are extremely confident that they feel very safe in school and parents and carers were unanimous in their support of this view."
"The school is exceptionally well led by the headteacher, ably assisted by the deputy headteacher. His vision and drive on improving achievement has galvanised the whole school community. This has led to continued improvements."
"Staff know exactly what is expected of them and what they are striving to achieve. They feel valued, supported and very much part of a team that shares the same vision for improvement in outcomes for pupils."
"A rich range of additional learning opportunities contributes strongly to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development."
"The funding for pupils eligible for the pupil premium is used to good effect and ensures that additional support meets the needs of these pupils, contributing to their good achievement."
"The vast majority of pupils attend regularly reflecting pupils’ enjoyment of school."