Booker Avenue Infant School

Name Booker Avenue Infant School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Booker Avenue, Liverpool, L18 9SB
Phone Number 01517241997
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 325 (61.2% boys 38.8% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.4
Local Authority Liverpool
Percentage Free School Meals 3.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 8.3%
Persistent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.7%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school.

From the outset, the school's priority is to get to know each pupil as an individual. This enables staff to provide the necessary provision to ensure pupils' rapid progress and the reduction in the number of pupils with special educational needs..

Children start the Early Years Foundation Stage with broadly expected skills. They develop into happy, confident, inquisitive children and make outstanding progress by Year 1. By Year 2, pupils consistently reach standards that are well above those expected for their age in reading, writing, and mathematics.

However, sometimes the most able pupils are set tasks in mathematics w...hich do not fully stretch them, meaning that sometimes they do not achieve as well as they could..Those pupils who receive extra support make the same excellent progress as other pupils and much better than their counterparts nationally.

.Teachers provide excellent opportunities for pupils to develop in an exciting learning environment. The staff plan closely together to ensure that pupils build on their prior learning.

Learning assistants provide very effective support in lessons..Pupils' behaviour in lessons and around the school is exemplary.

They are open, friendly and welcoming to visitors. Pupils are very interested in their lessons and feel very safe and happy. Attendance is high.

The headteacher provides outstanding leadership. The staff now work together as a highly effective team and are fully supportive of the headteacher. The individual strengths, interests and expertise of middle leaders are reflected in their responsibilities.

The governing body is confident and highly effective in carrying out its statutory responsibilities. Governors are passionately committed to the school. They provide fair and robust challenge and methodically hold the school to account.

Parents overwhelmingly agree that the school provides an outstanding education for their children.

Information about this school

The school is a slightly larger than average sized infant school. It shares a campus with a junior school.

There is currently a smaller number of pupils than average supported by the pupil premium. The pupil premium is additional funding for those children who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those who are looked after by the local authority. There are fewer pupils than average from minority ethnic backgrounds.

The proportion of pupils supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. There is a breakfast and an after-school club which is privately run. This provision is inspected separately.