Carrington Infant School

Name Carrington Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address 2 Chapel Road, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, HP10 9AA
Phone Number 01628523356
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 178 (50.6% boys 49.4% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 18.8
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 19.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.3%
Persisitent Absence 6.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Information Available No
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Information about this school

This is a smaller than average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage, with a few from a range of other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional funding to support children in local authority care and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is below average. The early years provision consists of two full-time Reception classes. There is an additional resourced provision for seven pupils on the autistic spectrum. All these pupils have statements of special educational needs. There is a breakfast club, after school club, a pre-school and a nursery on site, all of which are privately run. These were not part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The school is well led by the headteacher and the governors. Leaders have ensured there is a calm and purposeful atmosphere for the children to learn in. The governors use the school’s information to find out about the progress pupils make. They have a clear idea of the school’s strengths and areas that need developing. Pupils achieve well and standards in reading, writing and mathematics have improved over the last three years. Parents and staff are very supportive of the school. Pupils’ behaviour around the school is good. In lessons, they are eager to learn, attentive and quick to follow instructions. The overall quality of teaching is good. The dedicated team of teachers plan interesting lessons, with a variety of tasks that maintain the pupils’ interest in learning. As a result, pupils behave well and make good progress in their lessons. The pupils enjoy learning because of the good- quality teaching. The wide variety of activities keeps them engaged in their learning. The quality of the early years provision is good. In the Reception class, the accurate assessment, good teaching and range of tasks make the children want to learn. Attendance has improved since the previous inspection due to actions taken by the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : When teachers check pupils’ work, they do not always clearly tell them how to improve. Teachers do not always make sure pupils use their comments to improve their work. Teachers do not always have high expectations about what the pupils should be able to do. In some lessons, the work is not challenging enough for the most-able pupils. Subject leaders do not have enough opportunities to check the quality of teaching in their areas. When pupils are taught phonics (the sounds letters make), they are not always given enough chances to practise the new sounds they are learning.