|Name||Palfrey Infant School|
|Address||Bescot Street, Walsall, WS1 4HY|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||343 (48.1% boys 51.9% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||29.4%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||93.0%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.5%%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Inspection
Description of the school
This large infant school serves a predominantly Asian community. Over a third of the children are of Pakistani background and about a third are from Bangladeshi families.
There are a very small numbers of pupils from a range of other heritages. Virtually all the pupils come from communities where English is an additional language in the home, and half of the children are at an early stage of speaking English. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is above average and an average number of pupils have learning difficulties and/or disabilities.
The main needs are moderate learning difficulties and visual impairment. In the Early Years Foundation Stage the school provides part-time education for three-year-olds in its Nursery. Most of these children transfer into the three Reception classes.
Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate