Beddington Infants’ School

Name Beddington Infants’ School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 24 April 2014
Address Croydon Roa, Wallington, Surrey, SM6 7LF
Phone Number 02086477813
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Sutton
Percentage Free School Meals 1.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 17%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

Beddington Infants’ School is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium, which in this school provides additional funding mainly for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic heritages is higher than average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is a little higher than average. The proportion of pupils who receive extra help in class is higher than average. The proportion who need more help than this or who have a statement of special educational needs is average. The school runs a breakfast club, which was observed during the inspection. After-school childcare is managed by an outside provider, and this is subject to separate inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This is an inclusive school, popular with parents, pupils and staff. Pupils feel safe and secure. The school makes sure they know how to keep themselves safe. Pupils behave well and get on well with one another. This is because the school’s strong values are understood by all. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils achieve well. They make good progress and leave school with attainment that is consistently well above average. Teaching is consistently good. Tasks are imaginative and pupils learn a wide range of interesting and stimulating topics. Teaching assistants work in close partnership with class teachers, providing effective support for pupils with a range of needs and capabilities. Activities, especially in the Nursery, are inviting, enabling children to make rapid progress in acquiring language and number skills. Music and singing are successfully used to provide a sense of community and belonging throughout the school. Leaders and managers carefully check how well each individual is doing and quickly put in place extra support to help those struggling to catch up. As a result, no group falls behind. The school is well led. School leaders, including middle leaders, and governors, know their school well and understand its strengths and areas for improvement. They have successfully addressed the areas identified in the previous inspection report. The school is in a strong position to make further improvements. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, pupils are set tasks that are either too difficult or too easy for them and, as a result, do not always achieve as well as they should. In their programme of classroom visits, leaders and managers occasionally focus too much on teachers’ individual styles of teaching, rather than on how well pupils are learning.