Geoffrey Field Infant School

Name Geoffrey Field Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Address Exbourne Road, Whitley Wood, Reading, RG2 8RH
Phone Number 01189375473
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 321 (51.4% boys 48.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.9
Local Authority Reading
Percentage Free School Meals 30.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 36.2%
Persistent Absence 5.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (18 June 2013)
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Information about this school

Geoffrey Field Infant School is larger than the average-sized infant school. The majority of pupils are from a White British background. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium funding is above the national average. This is additional funding provided by the government for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, looked after children and children of service families. There are currently no children of service families or looked after children in the school. The proportion of pupils with special educational needs supported through school action is above average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The headteacher is a Local Leader in Education. The deputy headteacher was appointed in June 2013.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Under the inspired leadership of the headteacher, senior leaders and staff work together exceptionally well to ensure that all pupils consistently reach national standards and above from starting points that are well below those expected. Excellent leadership of teaching and learning by the senior leadership team, together with highly effective management of teachers’ performance, have ensured that teaching is outstanding. Teachers and teaching and learning assistants know their pupils very well. Very high levels of skill, expertise and subject knowledge ensure rapid and sustained progress for all groups of pupils. There is a high level of consistency in all that the school does. Everyone works exceptionally hard to equip pupils with the skills, vocabulary and the structure that they need to succeed. Teachers have exceptionally high expectations of all pupils and, in turn, pupils set high standards for themselves. Pupils make sure that their work is always as good as it could be, by correcting their work and closing any gaps before moving on to the next step in their learning. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They are very kind and polite and show great care and respect for each other.They thoroughly enjoy coming to school and have extremely positive attitudes towards their learning. Members of the governing body know the school very well. They are strategically involved with the work of the school and hold it to account. The school is held in very high regard by parents and carers and the local community.