Finedon Infant School

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
Phone Number 01933680467
Type Academy
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Number of Pupils per Teacher 15.5
Academy Sponsor Learning For Life Education Trust
Local Authority Northamptonshire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 6%
Persisitent Absence 11.6%
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.