Abbey Infants’ School

Name Abbey Infants’ School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Cleveland Terrace, Darlington, DL3 8JA
Phone Number 01325749942
Type Academy
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 259 (55.6% boys 44.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Academy Sponsor The Federation Of Abbey Schools Academy Trust
Local Authority Darlington
Percentage Free School Meals 6.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persistent Absence 6.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (09 June 2008)
Note: There may have been more recent inspections, since 09 June 2008, such as monitoring visits or short inspections. For details of all inspections, please see above.
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Description of the school

This larger than average size infant school serves a locality where the socio-economic characteristics are well above average. A low proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is very low, although the number with a statement of special educational need is broadly average. Almost all pupils have a White British heritage and none requires support for English as an additional language. The school works closely in federation with the neighbouring junior school. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate