Cunningham Hill Infant School

Name Cunningham Hill Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 04 March 2009
Address Cell Barnes Lane, St Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1 5QJ
Phone Number 01727857524
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Percentage Free School Meals 10.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Description of the school

This is an average size infant school. A large majority of pupils are White British with over one quarter from minority ethnic backgrounds. A small but increasing minority are at an early stage of learning to speak English. The proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities is broadly average and the number with a statement of special educational needs is below average. Most of these pupils have speech and language difficulties. The attainment of children on entry to the Early Years Foundation Stage varies from year to year. In the past it has been broadly as expected for their age, although children’s social skills have been less well developed. More recently children’s attainment on entry has changed, and most of the current reception class started school with skills that are a little below what is expected for their age. The school has gained National Healthy School status and the Activemark. It was one of the first schools in the country to be awarded the ICT Mark in recognition of the way that information and communications technology (ICT) is used to support learning. The new leadership team of the headteacher and assistant headteacher has been operating since September 2008. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate