Oakwood Infant and Nursery School

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About Oakwood Infant and Nursery School

Name Oakwood Infant and Nursery School
Website http://www.oakwoodinfant.com
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Ms Debra Ward
Address Waldene Drive, Alvaston, Derby, DE24 0GZ
Phone Number 01332574192
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 311
Local Authority Derby
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The pupils make good progress at this welcoming and very caring school.

They are well placed by the time that they leave the school to benefit from the next stage of their education. The senior leaders and the staff know each pupil at the school very well. They work closely with parents and carers, particularly when the pupils need additional help.

The relationships between the pupils and the staff are very strong. The pupils feel safe and happy at the school. The pupils gain in confidence rapidly, beginning in the early years.

They learn good social skills, are polite and show respect towards other people. The teaching captures ...the pupils' interest, motivates them to learn and helps them to make good progress. The senior leaders work effectively and systematically to improve the teaching when they identify a need.

The pupils who have special educational needs and/or disabilities are supported well. Some of them who do not reach the expected standards by the end of key stage 1 miss out only by very small margins. The senior leaders have not looked closely enough at why that happens.

Some pupils who struggle with reading do not get enough help to develop the phonics skills that they need to read proficiently. The children make good progress in the early years. The leaders' expectations of just how well the children could achieve are not always high enough.

Information about this school

The school has experienced a difficult period with staffing in the past 18 months, which has affected some aspects of the school's work. The school is larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils is high.

The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities who need support is high. The proportion of those with a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is low. The school uses no alternative provision.

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