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Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School

phone: 01344 421117

headteacher: Mrs Joanna Quinn Med

reveal email: secr…


school holidays: via Bracknell Forest council

374 pupils aged 3—10y mixed gender
350 pupils capacity: 107% full

195 boys 52%


180 girls 48%


Last updated: June 19, 2014

Primary — Community School

Education phase
Establishment type
Community School
Establishment #
OSGB coordinates
Easting: 485262, Northing: 166541
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 51.392, Longitude: -0.77598
Accepting pupils
4—11 years old
Census date
Jan. 16, 2014
Ofsted last inspection
Oct. 23, 2013
Region › Const. › Ward
South East › Bracknell › Great Hollands South
Urban > 10k - less sparse
Free school meals %

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22 January 2014

Mrs J Quinn


Wooden Hill Primary and Nursery School




RG12 8DB

Dear Mrs Quinn

Requires improvement: monitoring inspection visit to Wooden Hill Primary

and Nursery School

Following my visit to your school on 16 December 2013, 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, other senior leaders, the Governing

Body and a representative of the local authority. Brief lesson observations were

carried out in all year groups

Main findings

Since the inspection you have tackled some key areas identified as needing

improvement at the last inspection. There is a more consistent approach to teaching

writing across the school. Pupils in all classes, including children in the Early Years
Foundation Stage, are writing more often and developing skills in a systematic way.


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Teachers’ marking is giving more information to pupils about how to improve their

work and this is now more tightly linked to specific learning targets. There is

however a way to go to ensure that presentation and spelling keep pace with the

improving content of pupils’ writing. You are aware of the need to ‘press on’ with

ensuring that higher attaining pupils reach the highest levels in both Key Stages 1

and 2.

Leaders at all levels are held more to account for their teams or areas of

responsibility. There is an urgency now to ensure that these roles are having a

strong impact on raising standards. There is some good evidence that monitoring

activities, such as the scrutiny of pupils’ books, is leading to clear targets for the

improvement in both pupils’ progress and the quality of teaching. However, you

must ensure that the outcomes of all such activities, where necessary, lead to sharp

targets for improvement, which should be checked within short timescales. The brief

lesson observations we carried out showed that there is still a way to go to ensure

that the quality of teaching is consistently good.

Governors are due to have a review of their effectiveness but are already putting in

place some changes that will make them more efficient in managing their business

and holding the school to account for its performance. Clear processes for governors

to gather first-hand information about the school’s wo rk to increase their knowledge

of the school are still at an early stage of development.

Overall your actions are on the right lines to make the necessary improvements, but

you must inject additional urgency to ensure that these initiatives move the school

on rapidly to become good or outstanding.

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

The local authority has an accurate picture of the st rength s and weaknesses of the

school. It has provided effective support for school leaders in their management role

and curriculum support in the key areas of mathematics and English. The full impact

of this support has not yet been seen.

I am copying this letter to the Chair of the Governing Body and the Director of

Children’s Services for Bracknell Forest.

Yours sincerely

Daniel Towl

Her Majesty’s Inspector

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