Gilmour (Southbank) Infant School

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About Gilmour (Southbank) Infant School


Name Gilmour (Southbank) Infant School
Website http://www.gilmourinfants.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
Head teacher Mrs Jayne Hathaway
Address Southbank Road, Garston, Liverpool, L19 9AR
Phone Number 01514276306
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 310 (58.1% boys 41.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 25.0
Local Authority Liverpool
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Outstanding leadership from the headteacher and leaders at all levels has established highly effective systems which have been combined with a very clear direction. This has ensured that high standards have been built upon and the quality of provision has been continuously developed and improved.

Governors have a thorough knowledge of the school. They challenge school leaders vigorously and leave nothing to chance. School leaders and governors are very watchful of teaching in the school.

The checks made on the quality of teaching and its impact on achievement, by senior leaders, is very rigorous indeed and has resulted in outstan...ding practice. Parents and staff are overwhelmingly positive in their support for the school's leadership. The early years provision gives children an excellent start to their education.

Their social development is exceptionally good and they make rapid progress. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding, both in lessons and around the school. Pupils enjoy their lessons and are always very keen to learn.

Pupils feel very safe in school because they know that they are cared for extremely well. Teaching is outstanding. Pupils' varying abilities are taken into account so that there is plenty of challenge and support for their learning.

Lots of interesting activities keep pupils on their toes. Standards at the end of Year 2 are above average in reading writing and mathematics, and have been consistently so over the past five years. Pupils also make excellent progress in other subjects, such as French, physical education and, in particular, art.

A small number of boys in Year 2 are not achieving quite as well in writing as other pupils in the school.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized infant school. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs is below average.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and those who are looked after by the local authority. There is full-time provision for children in Reception class.

Provision for Nursery children is part-time. The school provides a breakfast club for pupils during term time. The senior leadership of the school, including the headteacher, has changed since the previous inspection.