Barnett Wood Infant School

Name Barnett Wood Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Barnett Wood Lane, Ashtead, KT21 2DF
Phone Number 01372272701
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 152 (52.6% boys 47.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 4.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.6%
Persisitent Absence 0%
Pupils with SEN Support 3.9%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (27 June 2013)
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Information about this school

Barnett Wood is smaller than an average-sized primary school. Since the previous inspection, the school has increased its published admission limit to two-form entry including in the Early Years Foundation Stage. The very large majority of pupils are White British. A very few pupils are at the early stages of learning English. The percentage of pupils who are eligible for pupil premium, which in this school provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and pupils with families in the armed services, is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action is below average. The proportion supported by school action plus or a statement of special educational needs is also below average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school Pupils make outstanding progress in reading, writing and mathematics throughout the school, including in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Year-on-year, pupils’ attainment is well above the national average and continues to rise, especially in reading and mathematics. There are very high expectations of what pupils can, and do, achieve. Teachers provide stimulating and challenging lessons for their pupils to ensure that all, including those who have additional needs, achieve exceptionally well. The behaviour of pupils is exemplary. Politeness and exceptional manners are expectations. Pupils learn and play extremely well together. They are very confident that they are safe in school. They are happy in this caring, harmonious environment. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding and enriched by a creative curriculum. Exceptionally, there are too few opportunities for pupils to use and develop their information and communication technology (ICT) skills in a range of subjects. The performance management of staff is very well organised. Staff are continually provided with very effective opportunities for their professional development and are given appropriately challenging targets, which has ensured that both teaching and achievement have continued to strengthen since the previous inspection. Through the inspirational leadership of the headteacher, the school has sustained and further improved both the overall achievement and the quality of teaching in the school. The governing body is a strength of the school, supporting the school’s development and further improvement very well.