Palfrey Infant School

Name Palfrey Infant School
Ofsted Inspections
Address Bescot Street, Walsall, WS1 4HY
Phone Number 01922720713
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 343 (48.1% boys 51.9% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 26.3
Local Authority Walsall
Percentage Free School Meals 29.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 93.0%
Persistent Absence 6.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.5%%
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 pro...vides 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