|Name||Bounds Green Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||07 March 2017|
|Address||Bounds Green Road, London, N11 2QG|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||324 (54% boys 46% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||9.1%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||39.8%|
Information about this school
The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website. The school is a broadly average-sized infant school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals is average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is high. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities, and an education, health and care plan, is average. The school is federated to Bounds Green Junior School. The headteacher is headteacher of both schools. The school meets the current government floor standards.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school Pupils make swift progress from the start of their time at Bounds Green Infant School to reach high standards by the end of Year 2. Pupils’ personal development is extremely strong. They have excellent social skills and treat others with great respect. Their relationships with others, child or adult, are very positive. Pupils’ behaviour is first-rate. They concentrate exceptionally well and are determined to do well, even when the work becomes difficult. Attendance has improved significantly but could be even better. High-quality teaching enables all pupils to do their best. Teachers have a thorough understanding of pupils’ needs. Teachers tailor their teaching to give pupils the best possible chance of success. Leaders’ commitment to give pupils the best education possible is unmistakeable. High expectations and a strong sense of purpose ensure that pupils’ achievements are centre stage. High-quality leadership is evident across the school. Senior leaders successfully encourage teachers who are newer to teaching to develop their leadership skills. This creates a pool of expertise that drives improvement. The curriculum is well planned to provide pupils with a rich and varied range of experiences. It makes an important contribution to pupils’ achievements. Provision in the early years is very strong. Children get a good start to their education enabling them to move into key stage 1 with confidence. The quality of the Nursery provision has improved significantly but more work is still needed.