Humberstone Infant Academy

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About Humberstone Infant Academy

Name Humberstone Infant Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Annemarie Williams
Address Main Street, Humberstone, Leicester, LE5 1AE
Phone Number 01162767648
Phase Academy
Type Academy sponsor led
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 306
Local Authority Leicester
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The executive headteacher leads by example and is ambitious for all pupils. Leaders, at all levels, have made significant improvements to the quality of education pupils receive. Leaders know the school's strengths and weaknesses.

They have aspirational and innovative plans for further improvement. Leaders have established an effective team. They provide a range of high-quality 'professional learning' for staff.

Staff morale is high. Senior leaders ensure that the pupil premium funding for disadvantaged pupils is used effectively. In 2018, disadvantaged pupils performed better than other pupils in reading, writing and mathematics at the e...xpected standards.

The provision for pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) is strong. Leaders ensure that the school is inclusive, and that equality and diversity are valued and celebrated. There is a strong safeguarding culture within the school.

Leaders ensure that pupils are kept safe and receive support at the earliest possible stages. Pupils of all ages enjoy coming to school. Behaviour is good.

Pupils are polite and respectful. Teachers and teaching assistants have excellent relationships with pupils. They know pupils well and understand their needs.

Teachers and teaching assistants use questioning effectively to encourage pupils to explain answers or to address misconceptions. The proportions of pupils achieving the expected standards in reading, writing and mathematics are improving over time and are at least in line with national averages. Leaders ensure that the provision for children in the early years is good.

Children are well prepared for Year 1. The curriculum offers rich and meaningful learning experiences in some subjects. However, pupils' knowledge and understanding in history and geography are below that expected for their age.

Trustees know the strengths and weaknesses of the school. However, they do not know if additional funding provides good value for money. Sometimes, the most able pupils receive work in writing and mathematics that does not motivate or challenge them.

Some pupils do not attend school regularly enough. Pupils' attendance continues to be below the national average.

Information about this school

The school is a larger-than-average sized infant school.

The school became part of the Odyssey Educational Trust in April 2016. The headteacher of Humberstone Junior Academy became the headteacher of the school in April 2016 and now works as the executive headteacher across both settings. There have been significant changes to staffing over the last two years, with many key leadership roles now shared across the trust.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is below the national average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is below the national average. The proportions of pupils from ethnic minority backgrounds and of pupils who speak English as an additional language are above those seen nationally.

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