Featherstone Purston Infant School

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Featherstone Purston Infant School


Name Featherstone Purston Infant School
Website http://www.purstoninfants.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 09 May 2013
Address Nunns Lane, Featherstone, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, WF7 5HF
Phone Number 01977704344
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Wakefield
Percentage Free School Meals 23.1%
Pupils with SEN Support 9.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Featherstone Purston Infant School is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are of White British heritage and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils known to the eligible for the additional pupil premium funding is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from armed service families and those children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action, school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs, is below average. The headteacher and deputy headteacher were appointed in September 2012. There have also been several changes in teaching staff since the previous inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils achieve well. Most pupils make at least expected progress and many make even better progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is usually good and it is improving. All adults give pupils the confidence needed to tackle new work. Teachers endeavour to choose topics and activities that are fun and linked to pupils’ interests, such as the recent farm visit. The school provides a very caring environment. Pupils say they feel safe and happy at school. Pupils behave well in lessons, around school and on the playground. They have positive attitudes to learning. School leaders, including governors, have a clear understanding of how well the school is doing and what it needs to do to improve. During a period of significant changes in teaching staff, the new headteacher and deputy headteacher have successfully built on the strengths of the school. The staff team are very committed and are determined to see that teaching and pupils’ achievement keep improving. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Whilst most teaching is good, there is some that still requires improvement and this slows the rate of progress in a few lessons. Independent learning activities are sometimes not challenging enough for more-able pupils. School leaders do not always focus sufficiently well enough on the progress pupils make in lessons and so this can hamper them in improving the quality of teaching further.