Church Aston Infant School

Name Church Aston Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 18 March 2014
Address Church Aston, Newport, Shropshire, TF10 9JN
Phone Number 01952386390
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Telford and Wrekin
Percentage Free School Meals 11.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.5%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is well below average. Pupils are taught in two mixed-age classes. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported through school action is below average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is average. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, in the care of the local authority or from a family with a parent in the armed forces) is below average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. All groups of pupils make good progress throughout the school and reach above-average standards by the end of Year 2. Progress has improved recently. The quality of teaching is good. Teachers expect the best of their pupils who, in turn, find their lessons informative and enjoyable. As a result, pupils of all abilities work hard and achieve well. Pupils behave well in class and around the school. They feel valued and extremely well cared for. As a result, they are considerate and take good care of each other. Pupils say they enjoy coming to school and, as a result, attendance is consistently high. The curriculum is enhanced through specialist teaching of French, music and sporting activities. Provision for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is good. Well-planned programmes and additional help from highly effective support staff ensure that their needs are fully met. The school’s leaders are well supported and challenged by a good governing body. They have improved teaching, and reversed a decline in achievement since the previous inspection. Governors are fully involved in this successful drive for improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, teachers do not provide work at the appropriate level of difficulty for some pupils in the mixed-age classes, particularly the more able. At times, learning and progress are not rapid enough and teachers do not do enough to get pupils to work faster when their concentration lapses. Children in the Reception Year do not have enough opportunities, or suitable resources, to develop their skills when learning outdoors.