Crawley Green Infant School

Name Crawley Green Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Beaconsfield, Luton, LU2 0RW
Phone Number 01582724267
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 261 (50.6% boys 49.4% girls)
Local Authority Luton
Percentage Free School Meals 19.5%
Percentage English is Not First Language 39.4%
Persisitent Absence 11.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.3%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (04 June 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a much larger than average-sized school, serving families mainly from its local area. The headteacher was forced, unexpectedly, to resign through ill health at Easter 2013. Consequently, the governing body has appointed the school’s two assistant headteachers as joint acting headteachers until a full-time appointment can be made. There are three classes in each of the year groups, from the Early Years Foundation Stage (the Reception year) to Year 2. Almost all children who join in the Reception class continue their education at the school until they leave at the end of Year 2. Most pupils come from a range of minority heritage groups, the largest being Asian or Asian British, and Black or Black British. The largest single heritage group is White British. The large majority of the pupils speak English as a first language, but 22 different languages are currently spoken at the school. About a third of the pupils are known to speak English as an additional language; this is well above average. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium (additional government funding for particular groups, including those known to be eligible for free school meals) is average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported at school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is well below average. Links are established with Eastern Area Partnership cluster of schools.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. High quality leadership, management, monitoring and governance ensure excellent teamwork and consistent approaches to teaching. This enhances significantly the pupils’ learning and development. The school has sustained and built upon very successfully all aspects of excellence identified at its previous inspection. This is a school which sees the potential in its pupils. Teachers and their assistants plan the learning to give pupils the maximum opportunities to achieve their best. Pupils’ outstanding achievement and rapid progress is secured by the ways staff listen to them and help them to make connections between the different parts of their learning. Teaching is consistently good and often outstanding; this helps lay the foundations for lifelong learning right from the Early Years Foundation Stage. There is an underlying emphasis on pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. This results in their outstanding behaviour and understanding of being safe. The school’s continuous drive for improvement includes regular reviews of all aspects of its work; this is focused currently on reading and refining the ways it teaches letters and sounds. The school is focused securely on helping improve further pupils’ attendance by helping families understand the importance of a continuous education for their children.