|Name||Finedon Infant School|
|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||17 September 2013|
|Address||Orchard Road, Finedon, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, NN9 5JG|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||15.5|
|Academy Sponsor||Learning For Life Education Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||15.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.8%|
|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 most primary schools. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium, including those eligible for free school meals, is slightly higher than average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is higher than average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is well below average. The school is in a federation with the local junior school. The headteacher and governors are in charge of both schools.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. From low starting points, pupils achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is good. School leaders closely check the quality of teaching, and use staff training to improve it further. Pupils are keen to learn. They have good relationships with adults and other children. Their behaviour is generally good. They feel safe in school. The curriculum offers a wide range of learning experiences for the pupils. Leaders, managers and governors know the school well and ensure that pupils’ achievement continues to rise. Governors provide a high level of support and challenge as the school aims for further improvement. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although progress is good, pupils’ attainment by the end of Key Stage 1 is no higher than average. In lessons, teachers do not always use information they have about the pupils to plan lessons that fully meet their needs. Teachers’ marking does not regularly give pupils advice on how to improve. Although there have been some recent improvements, pupils’ attendance is below average.