Coleham Primary is a good school. It provides a very caring and supportive environment for the pupils.
Parents’ views of the school are predominantly positive, and they appreciate the good pastoral care which the school provides.
Achievement is good and pupils make good progress from their starting points in Year 1. By the end of Year 6, all pupils, including higher attainers and pupils with learning difficulties and/or difficulties, attain above average standards. Pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities and the few pupils with English as an additional language are well supported.
The caring nature of the school effectively helps to nurture this latter group during their first experience of an English school.Teaching is good overall.
Where the teaching is good it is challenging, fast paced and has active participation from the learners. Some good teaching and learning take place during creative sessions where curriculum changes have had a great impact on the pupils’ enjoyment of their education and their learning outcomes.
Throughout the school, teachers have consistently high expectations for both behaviour and the presentation of the pupils’ work. Consequently, the school is a very ordered, polite and well-disciplined place in which to learn.
All staff, teaching, support staff and site managers contribute to this good ethos and it is clearly apparent in the corridors, on the playgrounds and in classrooms.
This makes the school feel a very safe place for learners and they talk about being able to go to staff if they have concerns.