|Name||Feltham Hill Infant and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||23 February 2016|
|Address||Bedfont Road, Lower Feltham, TW13 4LZ|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||17.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
This infant and nursery school is much larger than an average-sized primary school. The majority of pupils are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. Just over a third of all pupils speak English as an additional language. An average proportion of pupils on roll are known to be eligible for the pupil premium. This is additional government funding given to schools for those known to be eligible for free school meals and for children who are looked after by the local authority. A smaller than average proportion of pupils have special educational needs support. The proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is above the national average. The early years provision comprises four part-time Nursery classes for three-year-olds and three full-time Reception classes for four-year-olds. The deputy headteacher at the time of the previous inspection became acting headteacher soon thereafter and was appointed substantive headteacher in May 2015. There have been many changes to the members of the governing body since the time of the previous inspection. In September 2014, the school opened a 12-place specialist centre (resource base), for children with social communication difficulties and autistic spectrum disorder. There are currently eight full-time pupils in the base. A very small number of mainstream pupils attend on a part-time basis.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The new headteacher, ably supported by senior colleagues and governors, has relentlessly driven through significant improvements in all aspects of the school’s work. As a result, this school is a centre of excellence providing all of its pupils with an outstanding education. Leaders at all levels ensure that staff receive highly effective training. This ensures that teachers and support staff can work seamlessly together to provide pupils with exciting and challenging learning activities that help them make rapid progress in their learning and personal development. Governors have vastly improved their working practices. They are fully involved in the life of the school and know its work well. They are highly ambitious and make a strong contribution in supporting leaders to secure excellence. Early years provision has been transformed since the time of the previous inspection. Children thrive in the extremely vibrant setting. Resources are exceptionally well deployed and teaching is of the highest standard. Staff from other schools regularly visit the early years to learn from this splendid practice. Teaching is outstanding. Pupils thoroughly enjoy their learning as planned activities are exciting and engaging. Teaching helps pupils to understand the real-life relevance of their learning and to apply their reasoning skills to solve problems. All groups of pupils make rapid progress from the time that they join the school until they leave at the end of Year 2. Standards reached at the end of Key Stage 1 in reading, writing and mathematics are consistently well above the national averages. Pupils who have special educational needs or disability, including those in the new specialist resource centre, as well as disadvantaged pupils, receive sharply targeted support to meet their individual needs. Like their peers, they make fast progress from their starting points. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. Their extremely positive attitudes help them to excel in their learning. Pupils’ personal development and welfare are at the heart of the school’s work. Pupil’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is outstanding. They leave the school extremely well prepared for entry into junior school.