Bayonne Nursery School

Name Bayonne Nursery School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address 50 Paynes Walk, London, W6 8PF
Type Nursery
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 73
Local Authority HammersmithandFulham
Catchment Area Information Available No
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

Bayonne is an average-sized nursery school. Since September 2013 it has been federated with a nearby nursery school. Staffing and leadership are separate, but there is a single governing body. The breakfast club is managed by the governing body, and was observed as part of the inspection. There is also provision for children under the age of three, and this is subject to a separate inspection. The school accommodates some children’s centre activities, and these are also subject to separate inspection. There are two intakes of children, in the autumn and spring terms. Most children attend full time, except for a short settling in period at the start of their first term. Over a quarter of the full-time children attending the nursery school are eligible for free school meals, and this proportion is around the average for primary schools. Around four out of every 10 children come from a wide range of heritages, and around three out of 10 speak English as an additional language. These proportions are a little higher than average for primary schools. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is lower than average for nursery schools, but the proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is higher than average. These needs include such conditions as physical impairment and speech and language difficulties, and the school works with a range of outside agencies, such as speech therapists, in addition to providing in-house care. The school has achieved the British Council International School Award for 2013 and the silver award as an Eco-School. It is a Forest School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school: The care given to all children, including those with a range of additional needs, is second to none. Links between school and home are extremely strong. Children’s achievement is outstanding. They learn exceptionally well because adults use every opportunity to develop their skills. Careful daily planning by all the adults ensures that all groups of children, including the most able and those who speak English as an additional language, do exceptionally well in their learning. The quality of the teaching is outstanding. Teachers, early years educators and their assistants all have the highest expectations of what the children can do, and the children rise to the challenge. Children are offered an enormous range of activities, which stimulate their curiosity and capture their imagination. The school promotes the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well. There are many opportunities for the children to marvel at the world around them. Children are given a love of reading through the excellent story-time sessions, as well as through many other opportunities to curl up with a book. Behaviour is outstanding. The children are eager to learn and get on extremely well with one another. The school keeps the children completely safe, and teaches them how to keep themselves safe. Leadership and management are outstanding. The headteacher checks the progress of the children accurately, ensuring that the children achieve highly. Leaders ensure through highly skilled performance management that the quality of the teaching is outstanding. Leaders, middle leaders and governors are driving the school forward on its journey of improvement. Their plans are sharply focused and cover the right priorities. The school has improved by a grade, and is extremely well placed to sustain and build on its improvement.