Furze Platt Infant School

Name Furze Platt Infant School
Website http://www.furzeplattinfantschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 September 2014
Address Oaken Grove, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 6HQ
Phone Number 01628624385
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Percentage Free School Meals 11.2%
Pupils with SEN Support 8.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

Furze Platt Infant School is an average-sized school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for support through pupil premium is lower than the national average. Pupil premium is additional funding provided by the government for disadvantaged pupils. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs on the school roll is below average. The large majority of pupils are of White British heritage.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Children have a successful start to school. They enter the Early Years Foundation Stage with skills and abilities similar to those expected nationally. As a result of the good support they receive and the stimulating learning environment they make good progress which continues throughout Years 1 and 2. High proportions of pupils make more-than-expected progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is typically good. Both teachers and teaching assistants have high expectations for pupils’ learning and behaviour. Pupils say that the teachers make learning fun. Pupils have good attitudes to learning and usually behave well around the school. Pupils are proud of their school and say that they feel safe. Parents also consider that the school cares well for their children. Leaders, including the headteacher, provide clear direction for the school, resulting in above-average standards. The governing body has a good understanding of the school’s strengths and areas for development. They support and challenge the school effectively. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Middle leaders are not yet fully accountable for the progress of pupils in their areas of responsibility. There is a small gap between the attainment of disadvantaged boys in writing when compared to that of other pupils in the school. Pupils do not have enough chances to respond to teachers’ feedback on their work.