Oakdale Infants’ School

Name Oakdale Infants’ School
Website http://www.oakdaleinfants.co.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 05 December 2013
Address Woodville Road, South Woodford, London, E18 1JU
Phone Number 02089897895
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Redbridge
Percentage Free School Meals 9.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 1.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

The school is an above-average-sized infants’ school. The Early Years Foundation Stage is provided in a Nursery and three Reception classes. The proportion of pupils eligible for support from the pupil premium (extra money provided by the government for pupils eligible for free school meals, children in public care and from service families) is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is above the national average. The largest single group of pupils is of White British heritage, with other sizeable groups having Other White, Pakistani, African, Caribbean or Mixed heritages. The proportion of pupils speaking English as an additional language is also above the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported through school action is well below the national average. The proportions supported at school action plus and with statements of special educational needs are also below the national average. The school has received additional government sports funding. The school has, since the previous inspection, experienced some changes of leadership team with the appointment of a deputy headteacher.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Pupils achieve well and increasing proportions of pupils are achieving the higher levels of attainment in mathematics, reading and writing by the end of Key Stage 1. Teaching over time is good because most activities are carefully planned to meet pupils’ needs. Their work is regularly marked and teachers give helpful suggestions for improvement. The best teaching makes sure that rapid adjustments are made to tasks when pupil responses show that this is necessary. Governors are well informed and understand how well the school is doing. They are prepared to challenge as well as support school leaders. The headteacher and her leadership team understand what needs to be done to improve the school further. Staff and governors share her vision and ambition. Pupils speak very positively about their school, behave well and treat adults and each other with great courtesy. Provision in the school for spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is strong. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching is not yet outstanding because : more-able pupils are not always asked questions that make them think deeply about topics and support rapid progress. Pupils do not have enough opportunities to respond to teachers’ marking in order to evaluate their own progress and fully understand how to improve their work.