Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery

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Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery

Name Iver Heath Infant School and Nursery
Website http://www.iverheath-inf.bucks.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Slough Road, Iver Heath, Iver, SL0 0DT
Phone Number 01753652262
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 212 (53.8% boys 46.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Buckinghamshire
Percentage Free School Meals 13.3%
Percentage English is Not First Language 16.3%
Persisitent Absence 15.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 14%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (13 June 2013)
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Information about this school

This is a larger than the average-sized infant school. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds but a small number speak English as an additional language. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage are taught in a Nursery and two Reception classes. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs who are supported at school action is broadly average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also broadly average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding given to the school for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, children who are looked after by the local authority and the children of service families) is below average. The headteacher took up post in September 2011 and the deputy headteacher in September 2012.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Good teaching ensures that pupils achieve well. Pupils’ attainment is above average by the end of Year 2. Teaching inspires pupils to do their best. Teachers plan exciting and engaging work that moves learning on quickly. Teachers make excellent use of outdoor facilities such as the Forest School. These give pupils many memorable experiences, help them to develop a love of learning and bring subjects alive. Good use is made of support outside lessons to help pupils who are in danger of falling behind to catch up. Pupils work extremely hard, behave exceptionally well at all times and develop a love of learning. They greatly enjoy school and feel very safe. The headteacher has ensured that the school has continued to improve over the last two years. There is no complacency. The headteacher, other senior leaders and the governing body have good understanding of what they need to do next and have already made a start to tackling the remaining priorities. Parents and carers are very pleased with the school and support it very well. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Pupils’ progress is more uneven in writing than in reading and mathematics because : some do not spell well enough. Not all pupils in Key Stage 1 learn to apply their knowledge of letters and sounds (phonics) when spelling new words. Middle managers are not sufficiently involved in checking the quality of teaching and how well pupils are progressing.