Icknield Walk First School

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About Icknield Walk First School

Name Icknield Walk First School
Website http://www.icknieldwalk.herts.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jane Sherwood
Address Poplar Drive, Royston, SG8 7EZ
Phone Number 01763243392
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-9
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 344
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils consistently display high levels of interest and engagement in their learning.

They are confident and inquisitive and enjoy finding out how to improve their learning. The behaviour of pupils in the classroom and around the school is almost always impeccable. They look after their school and each other with care and respect.

Governors, senior leaders and the staff have a united vision and work exceptionally well together. They are ambitious for the school and are committed to maintaining a vibrant learning environment where pupils flourish. The school is very well led and the headteacher offers an excellent role model for b...oth staff and pupils.

Together with her effective leadership team, she has ensured both teaching and achievement are frequently exceptional. Governors ensure that all available resources are used well to ensure that all pupils make outstanding progress. The pupil premium is used very effectively to help minimise gaps in the achievement between different groups.

The primary sports funding helps to provide a wider choice of sports and games opportunities for everyone. Pupils, including those who are more-able, make rapid progress in their learning and achieve standards that are consistently above those seen nationally. The curriculum is very imaginative and is well planned to enable pupils to make outstanding progress in literacy and numeracy.

It promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development exceptionally well. Teachers have consistently high expectations of their pupils and they plan interesting and challenging tasks that inspire pupils of different groups and abilities to make good progress and achieve high standards. Pupils feel very safe at school.

Parents and carers are extremely supportive of the school and have great confidence that it will keep their children happy and safe. Attendance has improved and is now well above the national average for primary schools. Governors and senior leaders listen carefully to the views of parents and pupils and try to ensure that they feel fully involved in all aspects of school life.

Information about this school

Icknield Walk First School is a larger than average first school. Most of the pupils come from White British backgrounds and the remainder are from a range of other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is well below the national average.

The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium, which, in this school provides additional funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportions of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported by school action, school action plus or a statement of special educational needs are below the national averages. The school runs a breakfast club for its pupils.

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