RATED: Primary schools in Chesterfield

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In the first of a regular online feature, we take a look at the latest Ofsted inspection reports for primary schools in the Chesterfield area.

BARROW HILL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 21, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “The school has improved significantly since the previous inspection. The headteacher has very high expectations of everyone and their strong focus on improving pupils’ achievement through high-quality teaching has raised standards across the school.”

Full report: HERE

BRAMLEY VALE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 3, 2012

A snapshot of the report: “The achievement of all groups of pupils, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, is good.”

Full report: HERE

CALOW C OF E VC PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Requires improvement

Last inspection: February 18, 2015

A snapshot of the report: “The school provides a calm and nurturing environment in which pupils are kept very safe.”

Full report: HERE

BRAMPTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: April 21, 2015

A snapshot of the report: “The behaviour of pupils is good. The systems for promoting good behaviour are used consistently well throughout the school. Pupils respond quickly to instructions, appreciate rules and regulations and know why they are important.”

Full report: HERE

ST MARY’S CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: December 5, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Teachers have excellent relationships with their pupils and expectations are high. Teachers make good use of praise and encouragement to build confidence and to create a positive atmosphere for learning.”

Full report: HERE

CHRIST CHURCH C OF E PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: July 2, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils of all abilities make good progress throughout the school.”

Full report: HERE

HOLLINGWOOD PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: March 4, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils are extremely polite and considerate and they feel very safe and happy in school. Their behaviour and attitudes to learning are good and this has a positive impact on their progress.”

Full report: HERE

HOLME HALL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Requires improvement

Last inspection: February 12, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils have maintained their positive attitudes towards school and learning since the last inspection. Behaviour is good.”

Full report: HERE

BROCKWELL JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Outstanding

Last inspection: May 8, 2008

A snapshot of the report: “Brockwell Junior School is an outstanding school. Pupils of all abilities flourish in an extremely caring environment and, as a result, achieve exceptionally high standards in both personal and academic development.”

Full report: HERE

WESTFIELD INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Outstanding

Last inspection: April 27, 2009

A snapshot of the report: “Comments such as ‘this is a fantastic school’ are typical of the many received from parents who expressed pleasure and appreciation of the excellent quality of education their children receive.”

Full report: HERE

ABERCROMBIE PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: July 3, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “The school is a bright and very stimulating place to learn, where pupils’ work is well displayed and widely celebrated.”

Full report: HERE

MARY SWANWICK COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: January 29, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Lessons ensure that pupils develop important key skills but also have an understanding of the wider world.”

Full report: HERE

HADY PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: February 27, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “The headteacher, well supported by other leaders, managers and governors has ensured that teaching and pupils’ achievement have improved so that they are now good.”

Full report: HERE

HASLAND INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: March 20, 2012

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils’ behaviour and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development are good. Pupils feel safe in school and enjoy their time there.”

Full report: HERE

HASLAND JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 10, 2012

A snapshot of the report: “A very large majority of parents and carers who responded to the questionnaire rightly believe that their child is making good progress at the school.”

Full report: HERE

SPIRE JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: July 10, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils enjoy school. They behave extremely well and this contributes to a very calm and positive atmosphere in and around the school. As a result, pupils feel very safe and secure.”

Full report: HERE

SPIRE NURSERY AND INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: October 6, 2011

A snapshot of the report: “The school is particularly successful in enabling the progress and achievement of its pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities.”

Full report: HERE

CAVENDISH JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Requires improvement

Last inspection: January 9, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils are considerate, polite and relate well to others.”

Full report: HERE

DUCKMANTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: April 30, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “The school is a calm and well-ordered community. Pupils enjoy school and work hard. They behave well and feel safe.”

Full report: HERE

SPEEDWELL INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: October 2, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Parents are overwhelmingly supportive of the school. One summed up their views by saying ‘this is a fantastic school with approachable teachers who work hard to help our children’.”

Full report: HERE

POOLSBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: September 12, 2012

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils feel safe in school. They do not fear bullying or any kind of harassment.”

Full report: HERE

STAVELEY JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: October 22, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils are proud of their achievements. They enjoy school. They feel safe and well-cared for. They are eager to learn and to do well.”

Full report: HERE

HENRY BRADLEY INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 21, 2013

A snapshot of the report: “Teaching is typically good and it has some outstanding features. As a result, pupils make good progress from relatively low starting points on entry to the nursery.”

Full report: HERE

BRIMINGTON MANOR INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: December 8, 2011

A snapshot of the report: “This small, friendly school provides pupils with a good education.”

Full report: HERE

BRIMINGTON JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: January 14, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “Teaching is good. Most teaching is demanding and exciting and gets the best out of all pupils.”

Full report: HERE

ST JOSEPH’S CATHOLIC AND C OF E (VA) PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 14, 2014

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils achieve well and standards are rising because staff and pupils have risen to the very high expectations the headteacher and governors have of them.”

Full report: HERE

BROCKWELL NURSERY AND INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Outstanding

Last inspection: September 19, 2007

A snapshot of the report: “The parents of the children who attend this school hold it in very high esteem.”

Full report: HERE

WILLIAM RHODES PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Requires improvement

Last inspection: November 4, 2015

A snapshot of the report: “The headteacher has secured the strategic direction and vision for the school, which has ensured that the school is now improving.”

Full report: HERE

WHITECOTES PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Inadequate

Last inspection: January 14, 2015

A snapshot of the report: “New appointments to the teaching staff are helping to improve pupils’ progress.”

Full report: HERE

GILBERT HEATHCOTE NURSERY AND INFANT SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: January 20, 2016

A snapshot of the report: “Both parents and pupils, understandably, express very positive views about the school. Pupils demonstrate good attitudes to learning.”

Full report: HERE

OLD HALL JUNIOR SCHOOL

Rating: Requires improvement

Last inspection: February 4, 2016

A snapshot of the report: “Senior leaders have a strong commitment to the school and its pupils. Governors, staff and parents share their ambitions for the academic outcomes and personal development of every child.”

Full report: HERE

HIGHFIELD HALL PRIMARY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: March 8, 2016

A snapshot of the report: “Too few pupils are making better than expected progress in mathematics because opportunities to develop their reasoning skills are limited.”

Full report: HERE

DUNSTON PRIMARY AND NURSERY SCHOOL

Rating: Good

Last inspection: May 11, 2016

A snapshot of the report: “Pupils understand and value the school’s ‘three diamond rules’. They have a clear understanding of what is right and wrong and show respect and tolerance towards different beliefs and cultures.”

Full report: HERE