|Name||Fulmer Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||06 November 2014|
|Address||Alderbourne Lane, Fulmer, Slough, Berkshire, SL3 6JB|
|Religious Character||Does not apply|
|Number of Pupils||Unknown|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.7%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||9.2%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||No|
Information about this school
Fulmer Infant School is much smaller than the average-sized primary school. There is one full-time Reception class in the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils come from a diverse range of ethnic heritages, with the large majority being White British. There are only a few pupils at the early stages of learning to speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium, which is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority, is well below average at one in 13 pupils. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average at one in 70 pupils. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average at one in 20 pupils. There has been a change in teaching staff since the previous inspection and the headteacher joined the school in September 2011. A new hall is being built in the school grounds and the building work is limiting the playground space for the pupils this term.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The headteacher, governors and other leaders are very passionate about the school. They work together extremely well. This has ensured that teaching and pupils’ achievement are constantly of a high standard. Leaders and managers are very successful in making sure that the school is friendly and welcoming. This has a very positive impact on how well members of staff work and pupils learn. The governing body is highly effective in supporting and challenging school leaders. As a result, the school is continuing to improve. Parents are very positive about the school and are especially pleased with the way their children are nurtured. Pupils’ excellent opportunities for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development underpin their outstanding learning. They appreciate the value of differing beliefs and are keen to celebrate each other’s successes. Pupils’ behaviour is impeccable. They are very polite and exceptionally enthusiastic about their work. Pupils feel extremely safe at school because : members of staff provide a high standard of care. They teach them about safety and how to stay safe. Outstanding teaching across the school inspires the pupils to want to learn and do well. Pupils’ achievement is outstanding. Their attainment is above average in reading, writing and mathematics by the end of Year 2. Pupils of all abilities make sustained and substantial progress. Sensitive support, matched closely to the needs of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs, helps them to learn exceptionally quickly. Children get off to an excellent start in the Early Years Foundation Stage. They are given work that is purposeful and relevant to their interests and needs. As a result, they make very rapid progress.