Market Weighton Infant School

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About Market Weighton Infant School

Name Market Weighton Infant School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Kay-Wood
Address Princess Road, Market Weighton, YO43 3EY
Phone Number 01430873159
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 295
Local Authority East Riding of Yorkshire
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Main findings

This is an outstanding school.

The school's aim, for pupils to make their 'First Steps to Tomorrow's World', is strongly evidenced in pupils' high attainment and excellent progress. All groups of pupils achieve outstandingly well. The promotion of equal opportunities is excellent.

Pupils are extremely well taught and the exciting and very active curriculum is particularly effective at accelerating boys' progress. The school gives pupils excellent care, guidance and support. As a result, pupils feel extremely safe, have excellent health awareness and make an outstanding contribution to the school and to the local community.

Parents and carers agree that their children are very happy a...nd say they 'approach every experience with enthusiasm and excitement.' Partnerships with other providers, organisations and services make an outstanding contribution to pupils' educational experience. Children enter the nursery with skills that are below those expected of their age.

They make good progress throughout the Early Years Foundation Stage. Good provision for nursery children and thought-provoking indoor activities for reception children excite their curiosity to learn through finding out for themselves. The outdoor learning opportunities for reception children are not always as purposeful.

The school has gone from strength to strength since its last inspection to achieve consistently high outcomes for its pupils over a five-year period. Self-evaluation is rigorous and accurate because monitoring is highly effective. Improvements to the curriculum in Year 1 have led to accelerated progress in Year 2.

Similarly, improvements to the outdoor learning environments in the nursery and in Year 1 have had a corresponding impact on pupils' learning. The school has identified the need to develop fully the reception outdoor provision. Outstanding leadership and management have generated an enthusiastic and highly effective staff team.

The school is a vibrant learning community as a result. It demonstrates its outstanding capacity for sustained improvement.

Information about the school

The school is larger than most infant schools.

It serves a market town, outlying villages and rurally isolated farms and dwellings. It offers part-time, flexible nursery provision. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage.

A below-average proportion is known to be eligible for free school meals. Although the proportion of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities is below average, a significant number are vulnerable because of their circumstances or their speech, language or behavioural difficulties. There have been several staffing changes in the last two years.

The headteacher was appointed in September 2010. The school has a number of awards including: Artsmark 2, Eco Schools award 2, Sports Activemark and the Basic Skills Quality mark. It has enhanced Healthy Schools status.

Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

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