The school’s last full Ofsted inspection was completed in January 2018. Inspectors found that:
- Adults ensure that Northgate Primary School is a welcoming and nurturing place where everyone is included and pupils’ diversity is celebrated.
- Pupils behave well. They treat each other and adults with respect.
- Leaders have high aspirations for all the pupils. Outcomes for pupils are improving.
- Children make a good start to their time in school in the early years. Those who stay in the school from Nursery through to Year 6 make better progress and attain higher levels than those who join the school midway through a key stage or at non-standard transition times.
- The school’s work to promote pupils’ personal development and welfare is good. Pupils develop an appropriate set of contemporary values at Northgate Primary School. They learn to be independent and self-assured and they also understand the need to be caring and considerate of their peers.
- Some teaching is inspiring, imaginative and creative. Where teaching is most effective, pupils are stimulated to produce brilliant work. Northgate pupils are thirsty for knowledge and eager to learn.
- The leadership of the additionally resourced provision, the ‘special support centre’, is highly effective. Hearing-impaired pupils are supported adeptly in mainstream classes.