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Reigate Primary School

Reigate Primary School
Reigate Drive
Mackworth Estate

phone: 01332 298969

headteacher: Mr Peter Hallsworth B.Ed (Hons) NPQH

reveal email: nico…

school holidays: via Derby council

352 pupils aged 2—10y mixed gender
420 pupils capacity: 84% full

180 boys 51%

≤ 243y154a44b74c95y196y327y208y259y2410y19

175 girls 50%

≤ 264a84c115y246y227y148y209y2510y22

Last updated: Sept. 15, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
Open date
Sept. 1, 1998
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 431936, Northing: 337114
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 52.93, Longitude: -1.5263
Accepting pupils
3—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Oct. 2, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
East Midlands › Derby North › Mackworth
Urban > 10k - less sparse
SEN priorities
HI - Hearing Impairment
Investor in People
Committed IiP Status
Free school meals %

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Schools nearby

  1. Reigate Junior School DE224EQ
  2. Reigate Infant School DE224EQ
  3. 0.4 miles Mackworth House School DE224LL (3 pupils)
  4. 0.5 miles Mackworth College, Derby DE224LR
  5. 0.6 miles Brackensdale Junior School DE224BS (240 pupils)
  6. 0.6 miles Brackensdale Infant School DE224BS (247 pupils)
  7. 0.9 miles Murray Park Community School DE39LL (862 pupils)
  8. 1 mile Holly House DE223BW
  9. 1.1 mile Royal School for the Deaf Derby DE223BH (136 pupils)
  10. 1.2 mile Ravensdale Infant and Nursery School DE39HE (274 pupils)
  11. 1.2 mile Ravensdale Junior School DE39EY (305 pupils)
  12. 1.3 mile Ashgate Junior School DE223FS
  13. 1.3 mile Ashgate Infant School DE223FS
  14. 1.3 mile St Clare's School DE39AZ (90 pupils)
  15. 1.3 mile Ashgate Primary School DE223FS (312 pupils)
  16. 1.4 mile Ashgate Nursery School DE11GJ (52 pupils)
  17. 1.4 mile Markeaton Primary School DE221HL (330 pupils)
  18. 1.4 mile Bemrose School DE223HU (682 pupils)
  19. 1.4 mile Secret Garden DE223AD
  20. 1.4 mile University of Derby DE221GB
  21. 1.4 mile Derby Montessori School DE223LN
  22. 1.5 mile Whitecross Nursery School DE13PJ (74 pupils)
  23. 1.5 mile Cedar Grove DE221HL
  24. 1.5 mile Wren Park Primary School DE39AY (388 pupils)

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9 December 2013
Miss Nicola Mardlin
Reigate Primary School
Reigate Drive
Mackworth Estate
DE22 4EQ
Dear Miss Mardlin

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Reigate Primary

Following my visit to your school on 6 December, I write on behalf of Her Majesty’s

Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills to report the findings of

my visit. Thank you for the help you gave me and for the time you made available to
discuss the actions you are taking to improve the school since the most recent
section 5 inspection.
The visit was the first monitoring inspection since the school was judged to require
improvement following the section 5 inspection in October 2013. It was carried out
under section 8 of the Education Act 2005.
Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring
improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection.


During the visit, meetings were held with you, senior leaders and representatives
from the governing body. I spoke with a representative of the local authority on the
telephone. In these meetings, we discussed the actions taken since the last
inspection. I visited classes, spoke informally to pupils and looked at their work. I
also scrutinised additional school information including the records you keep of the
monitoring of teaching quality and the progress pupils are making. The school
improvement plan was evaluated.


There have been no significant changes since the previous section 5 inspection.

Main findings

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You have responded swiftly and positively to the findings from the school’s previous

inspection. You have worked with governors to draw up an improvement plan that
sets out very clearly the actions you need to take in order for the school to be

judged ‘good’ at its next inspection. This plan is based on a precise analysis of the

progress pupils need to make across all classes in order to secure good achievement
across the school. Targets are challenging and now set high expectations for the
progress and attainment that more-able pupils should meet. From your plan, it is
clear how senior leaders will monitor improvements across their areas for
responsibility. It is also clear how governors will hold you to account for the progress
you make in meeting these exacting targets.
You are uncompromising when it comes to the quality of teaching you expect across
the school. You have reviewed and strengthened the performance management
targets for all teachers and teaching support staff. These now include a specific
focus on the progress that named pupils should make this year; this includes the
more-able pupils and pupils who are deaf, have other disabilities or special
educational needs. You expect many of these pupils to make more progress than
their peers nationally. You monitor the quality of teaching regularly and at first hand.

You and other senior leaders conduct weekly ‘drop in’ lesson observations in addition

to scrutinising planning and pupils’ work. From these, it is apparent that teachers are
improving their focus on the level of challenge in lessons, although some are more
successful in doing this than others.
You have worked with the local authority to build additional capacity in the school to
support the professional development of teaching staff. You have five newly
qualified teachers and you are working with a partner school to provide tailored
opportunities to support their first year in teaching. In addition, other members of
staff are accessing national improvement programmes.
You have completely restructured the way the specialised teachers of the deaf are
organised, so that these pupils now receive much more specialist teaching and/or
support. These teachers now spend the vast majority of their time working with
pupils one-to-one or in small withdrawal groups. This has had an immediate impact
on the appropriateness of the planning for these pupils. It is now more tailored and
based on a thorough understanding of the progress individual pupils need to make in
speaking and listening, reading, writing and mathematics. You have also refined
your systems for tracking the progress of all groups of pupils including deaf pupils
and pupils with special educational needs. This is enabling you to act quickly to
make additional provision for some pupils such as through the daily reading scheme
and mathematics interventions.
Governors are fully committed to improving their own role as leaders of the school.
They continue to provide high levels of support, for example through ensuring that
additional resources are secured for the school to develop the high number of newly
qualified teachers effectively. They have pro-actively commissioned training for the

governing body on ‘what good governors do’ and have attended conferences with

you and with your local authority adviser to ensure they know the steps the school
needs to take in order to become a good school. They are increasingly better placed
to provide school leaders with a high degree of challenge and to understand the
data they receive on the progress pupils are making.
Ofsted may carry out further visits and, where necessary, provide further support
and challenge to the school until its next section 5 inspection.

External support

School leaders and governors all value the support they receive from the local

authority’s school improvement adviser. She has acted quickly to enable the school

to receive additional support for teachers’ development through brokering a
partnership with another school. The local authority is facilitating this partnership
with additional finance. This work has strengthened the capacity in the school for
improving the quality of teaching. The adviser continues to monitor the progress the
school is making through termly meetings with the headteacher.
I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of

Children’s Services for Derby.

Yours sincerely
Philippa Darley

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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