Cranborne Road, Newbold, Chesterfield, S41 8PF

01246 232370

Nurture, Cherish, Succeed


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all"


Ofsted Inspection Report

An Ofsted Section 5 Inspection took place at Newbold Church School between 23rd and 24th May 2017.  Over the course of the 2 days the inspection team judged the effectiveness of the provision in school under a number of different headings, and made the following judgements:


Effectiveness of leadership and management    Good

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment     Good

Personal development, behaviour and welfare    Good

Outcomes for pupils                                                 Good

Early years provision                                                Good

 The full report is available to view by clicking here.  However, the main findings were that:

  • Pupils are receiving a good standard of education of this rapidly improving school.
  • The experienced and knowledgeable governing body is a strength.
  • Leaders have an accurate view of the school’s strengths and areas for development.
  • Pupils behave very well when learning in classrooms or playing outside.
  • Pupils experience a broad and balanced curriculum
  • Teachers plan lessons carefully to interest and challenge pupils in a wide range of subjects.
  • Pupils enjoy a wide range of extra-curricular activities
  • Outcomes at the end of Key Stage 2 are strong.
  • Disadvantaged pupils and pupils with special educational needs make good progress from their different starting points. Teachers ensure that the most able pupils are suitably challenged.
  • The early years foundation stage in a strength. There are good links with local nurseries. The early years environment is exciting, bright, stimulating and appropriate both inside and out.
  • The learning environment is safe and stimulating.
  • The school has a caring ethos, and ‘Nurture, Cherish, Succeed’ is at the heart of its work.
  • Pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development is strong
  • There are strong systems in place to monitor pupils’ attendance

In order to improve the quality of teaching learning and assessment the school needs to ensure that

  • Pupils have increased opportunities to practice spelling, punctuation and grammar skills by writing at length in subjects across the curriculum
  • Teachers have high expectations of pupils and challenge them to present their work to the best of their ability in all subjects
  • Teachers give more opportunities to develop problem solving and reasoning skills in mathematics.