Welcome to Greenfields Community School.
Welcome to the new Greenfields Community School website. We are all very proud of our school and the education that we offer to our children and families in a busy but caring atmosphere.
This website aims to give you the basic information you need to know about Greenfields, whether you are interested in the school or whether your child already attends Greenfields or you are still deciding on your choice of school.
Hopefully, you will find a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.
We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.
Thank you for visiting!
At Greenfields, we aim to provide a happy and safe school where children reach their full potential and enjoy learning. We work very closely with our local community and our parents, creating a safe and exciting environment for all of our children.
We aim for everybody to be the best that they can be!
Greenfields is situated in the heart of the Meadows area of the City of Nottingham. It is one of three primary schools which serve this area of the city. The school is now ten years old, having opened in September 2005 following the amalgamation of Arkwright and Meadows Primary schools.
Situated between the Nottingham Railway station and the River Trent, the Meadows area was widely redeveloped in the 1970s and consists of an area of redeveloped housing and an area of original Victorian buildings. The original school building itself was built in 1972 and is situated within its own extensive grounds. It comprises a predominantly open plan building with a separate Key Stage One department adjacent to the main building. The Foundation Unit is situated in a building across the field and is attached to the Meadows Children Centre with which the school works very closely.
The entire school was refurbished in 2010-11 as part of the "Building Schools For The Future" programme, which saw the addition of a brand new Performance Hall, a Cooking/Parents Room, Art Room and bigger, redesigned classrooms.
The number on role is 210 from Reception to Year 6 - a single year group school - with an additional 60 places for Foundation aged children. There are six single year group classes in school. The Foundation Unit caters for Nursery and Reception children.
The Meadows community is culturally rich and diverse with 75% of the children coming from minority ethnic backgrounds, the main ethnic group being Pakistani Muslim children. The school is extremely fortunate to have children from such a large variety of backgrounds. Altogether, more than twenty eight languages are spoken within the school.
Greenfields is a very successful school. It's first OFSTED report (in February 2008) recognised that, although still a new school, "This is a good school, moving forwards in all aspects of its work. Through good leadership and management, the pupils have adjusted well to their new learning environment. They are responding well to the high expectations of staff and the good quality learning experiences available to them. Central to all that the school does is a celebration of its multi-ethnicity."
In addition to this, the school's performance in Key Stage Two SATs tests over the last six years has put it in the top 10% of schools nationally for the progress that the children make in the school from Foundation to Year 6.
Greenfields was again inspected by OFSTED in March 2013 and was judged to be an "Outstanding" school in all areas. This is a fantastic achievement and one of which we are extremely proud.
In March 2020, Greenfields was again inspected by OFSTED. At this point, just a matter of months after the introduction of the new, revised OFSTED framework, Greenfields was judged to be a "Good" school. Of the five judgements, three were "Outstanding" (Personal development," "Leadership and management" and "Early years provision") and two (Overall effectiveness" and "Behaviour and attitudes") were judged to be "Good."
The full OFSTED report can be found here : https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/21/134842
If you require any further information about the school, please don't hesitate to get in touch.