St Nicolas' CofE Primary School

St Nicolas' CofE Primary School, Locks Hill, Portslade, Brighton BN41 2LA

St Nicolas' CofE Primary School

Locks Hill

Portslade

Brighton BN41 2LA

01273 418026

admin@stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk

www.stnicolas.brighton-hove.sch.uk

Voluntary aided, Church of England

Pupils (4-11) 352

Absence 3.8%

Free school meals 9.7%

Special needs 1.1% (20.7%)

English not as first language 6.1%

2015

KS2 pupils 64

Level 5 17% (31 of 44)

Level 4 73% (39 of 44)

Reading 91%

Writing 86%

Mathematics 86%

2014

KS2 pupils 61

Level 5 10% (39 of 44)

Level 4 62% (40 of 44)

Reading 71%

Writing 76%

Mathematics 80%

2013

Level 5 17% (28 of 43)

Level 4 72% (31 of 43)

Headteacher Andy Richbell

Chair Julie Scarratt

Inspection July 24 2014

Overall effectiveness Requires improvement

"Pupils are not making enough progress to enable them to reach at least average standards by the end of Year 6, particularly in writing."; "The skills of spelling, punctuation and grammar are not systematically taught across the school."; "Progress is inconsistent between year groups and slower during Year 3 than in other years. This deficiency has not yet been fully addressed and as a consequence, pupils do not achieve well by the end of Year 6."; "School leaders’ checks on teaching, including teachers’ marking, and on pupils’ progress are bringing improvements, particularly for pupils in Years 4 to 6."