Fawley Infant School

Name Fawley Infant School
Website http://www.fawley.hants.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school, converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.
Inspection Date 03 July 2013
Address School Road, Fawley, Southampton, Hampshire, SO45 1EA
Phone Number 02380897391
Type Academy
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Academy Sponsor Inspire Learning Partnership
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 32%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 15.8%
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 infant school. The majority of the pupils are White British. The remaining pupils come from a number of different minority ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils speaking English as an additional language is around the national average, but few are currently at the early stages of learning English. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is broadly average. The proportions identified for additional support through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs are also around the national average. Most of these pupils have moderate learning difficulties. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, who are looked after by the local authority or whose families are in the armed forces) is well above average. Around half the pupils in the school are eligible for free school meals, and a third are from families in the armed forces.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Fawley is a rapidly improving school. Carefully planned changes across the federation have improved the overall quality of teaching and learning. As a result, pupils’ progress has significantly improved. The vast majority of pupils are now making good progress. Achievemement is good. In this year’s end of Key Stage 1 national assessments, many pupils reached broadly average standards in reading, writing and mathematics from well below average starting points. Those pupils who are most disadvantaged, many of whom join the school at other than the usual times, make good progress. Most pupils behave well, feel safe in school and learn to be confident that adults will deal quickly with any incidents that may arise. The good curriculum effectively promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development by offering a range of well-planned experiences. The executive headteacher gives a strong direction to the work of the school and federation. Together with the head of school, she is working to lift the quality of teaching to outstanding by sharing skills of their colleagues to the best possible effect. Governors are very knowledgeable about the school’s work. They visit regularly and monitor all aspects of its work closely. They provide effective support and hold leaders to account robustly for pupils’ achievements, especially for pupils whose circumstances make them vulnerable. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Pupils’ achievement is not outstanding, because there is not yet sufficient outstanding teaching. Pupils’ progress in lessons slows occasionally when teachers fail to take the opportunities that have arisen through the good planning. Teachers do not always give pupils clear feedback on written work, and what they need to do next to improve it.