Letchmore Infants’ and Nursery School

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About Letchmore Infants’ and Nursery School

Name Letchmore Infants’ and Nursery School
Website http://www.letchmore.herts.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Jo Harding
Address Letchmore Road, Stevenage, SG1 3PS
Phone Number 01438234400
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 303
Local Authority Hertfordshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils' achievement is high because the outstanding teaching has a strong focus on encouraging them to find things out for themselves and because teachers use probing questions to challenge the pupils to think independently. Attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is above the national average.

Children in the Reception classes make an excellent start in reading, writing and number work. The outdoor space is well used and planned experiences and tasks are rich and varied. Teaching is outstanding.

The focus is always on making lessons interesting, enjoyable and setting work at the correct level for pupils. Pupils' progress ...is very well checked in reading, writing and mathematics so that staff intervene very quickly if there is the slightest indication of any pupil falling behind. All staff use the information well to ensure that work is pitched at just the right level.

Behaviour is exemplary throughout the school. Pupils conduct themselves exceptionally well in lessons, at playtimes and around the school. They are courteous and respectful, and contribute keenly during lessons.

School leaders, teachers and staff have high expectations for the pupils and for themselves. They work closely with each other and with parents. Leadership of teaching is excellent because : leaders at all levels have continually developed the skills of all staff, including teaching assistants, to maintain high expectations for pupils' progress in learning.

Governors play a full and active role in leading the school forward. They are regular visitors, both formally and informally, and have a clear understanding of the rate of pupils' progress and quality of teaching.

Information about this school

This is an average-sized school.

The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is in line with the national average. The proportion supported at school action plus is also broadly average as is the proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils for whom the school receives the pupil premium, which is additional funding for children who are looked after by the local authority, pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and the children of service families, is lower than average.

The majority of pupils are from White British backgrounds. A number of other ethnic groups are represented in varying very small proportions. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average.

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