|Name||Field Lane Junior Infant and Nursery School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding
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||21 May 2012|
|Address||Albion Street, Batley, West Yorkshire, WF17 5AH|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||20.3|
|Academy Sponsor||Batley Multi Academy Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||4.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||11.3%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about the school
Field Lane is an average size primary school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for a free school meal is above average. Almost all the pupils are of Pakistani or Indian heritage. Most pupils speak English as an additional language. There is a small number of pupils from European backgrounds. The proportion of pupils supported by school action plus or with a statement of special educational need is below the national average. Amongst the awards the school has achieved are Food for Life award and an inclusion award. The school shares the site with a Children’s Centre which is not run and managed by the school and is subject to a separate report. Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms
This is an outstanding school. Pupils are extremely keen to learn and are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. The headteacher and senior staff provide a clear and ambitious vision for the future and staff are very highly motivated to achieve it. Pupils, parents and carers are fully supportive and extremely proud of their school. All groups of pupils make outstanding progress and reach above average standards overall by Year 6. The school is very successful in ensuring that pupils of all abilities, including disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs, aim high and achieve very well. The high proportion of pupils with English as an additional language from different heritage backgrounds also achieve extremely well. The quality of teaching is outstanding. Teachers and support staff bring learning to life through fast-paced and highly motivating activities which take hold of the pupils’ attention and instil the skills and desire to learn. The school recognises the importance of continuing to build on its current successful ways of involving pupils in taking greater responsibility for their own learning and improving their own work. Pupils are kind, thoughtful and considerate towards each other. They say they feel very safe and are extremely well looked after. Their behaviour in and around school is exemplary and they have a very good understanding of how to keep themselves free from harm. The headteacher and her team of teachers work very closely together, constantly improving the quality of education they provide. As a result, the school has built on the many strengths seen at the last inspection and there has been a strong trend of improvement in many aspects of its work, including pupils’ achievement. The rich and very well-planned curriculum promotes high levels of spiritual, moral, social and cultural development throughout school.