|Name||Fairfield Infant and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||23 October 2018|
|Address||Fairfield Infant & Nursery School, Bench Road, Fairfield, Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 7PQ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||33.1%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.4%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This is a slightly smaller-than-average-sized infant and nursery school. The majority of pupils are of white British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is much lower than average. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium funding is above average. Almost all governors have been appointed since the last inspection in February 2018.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The headteacher joined the school last year. Most subject leaders are new to their posts this year. The headteacher has established a culture where staff are consulted, and heavily involved in making improvements. The headteacher and other leaders have wasted no time in identifying the strengths of the school and where further improvements can be made. Their swift actions are already making a difference to the quality of teaching and improving standards. The curriculum is broad and balanced and enables most pupils to make good progress. However, the most able pupils have too few opportunities to work at greater depth across a range of subjects, including writing and mathematics. The majority of governors have been appointed this term. Governors are focusing on developing the skills and knowledge they need to undertake all of their responsibilities. Pupils behave well in school. They are polite and keen to talk about their learning. The school is a calm and caring place in which to learn. The culture of safeguarding across the school is strong. Staff are well trained and have a very clear understanding of their responsibilities. Leaders promote pupils’ personal development and welfare. Pupils are keen learners. They are willing to have a go and learn from their mistakes, while keeping a positive attitude to learning. Teachers plan learning that builds on what pupils already know and can do. They develop pupils’ language skills well. Children get off to a flying start in the early years. They make strong progress because : adults provide interesting and engaging activities that promote learning well. Pupils’ attendance is not good enough. Leaders have not been able to improve rates of attendance, including for disadvantaged pupils. Adults throughout the school know the pupils well. They speak kindly to them. Relationships between adults and pupils are warm and caring.