Phoenix Infant Academy

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About Phoenix Infant Academy

Name Phoenix Infant Academy
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Amanda Jarrett
Address Warrington Avenue, Slough, SL1 3BQ
Phone Number 01753521888
Phase Academy
Type Academy converter
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 259
Local Authority Slough
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school The headteacher and the deputy headteachers provide enthusiastic, strong, focused and effective leadership.

Their hard work and dedication have resulted in an infant school that develops happy, aspirational pupils who believe in themselves and the values of the school. All members of staff are supportive of parents, and of pupils' welfare and development. The school's commitment to the inclusion of all pupils is outstanding.

Pupils are well equipped to be thoughtful and caring, and to make good choices. English and mathematics are well planned and assessed throughout the school. As a result of good teaching, pupils make good progress, been well prepared for the next stage in their education.

The overwhelming majority of parents are positive about the school. They are confident that their children are happy and safe, and that they learn well and make progress. The school provides a broad range of subjects, but many curriculum areas are heavily focused on English skills.

Hence learning is not always linked to subject-specific skills. This means that some pupils are not provided with a wide range of opportunities. Pupils are proud of their school.

They behave well and are sensitive to other's needs. The vigilance of all staff ensures that they are safe and happy. Leaders are successful in ensuring that support and professional development are available for all staff.

As a result, there have been improvements in pupils' outcomes and experiences throughout the school. However, some staff are not encouraged to take an appropriate level of responsibility. Governance is strong.

At a local level governors monitor leaders' actions successfully and provide effective challenge. The trust supports the school to a high standard.

Information about this school

Phoenix Infant Academy is a larger-than-average sized primary school.

Previously known as Godolphin Infant School, it was renamed in September 2018. The vast majority of pupils are of Asian or Asian British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is above the national average.

The proportion of pupils with SEND is above average. The proportion with educational, health and care plans or a statement of special educational needs is above the national average. The Therapy Room resource currently provides for thirteen pupils who have autism spectrum disorder and complex needs.

The proportion of disadvantaged pupils supported by the pupil premium funding is below the national average. The school runs a daily breakfast club. The school is supported by Baylis Court Trust, a multi-academy trust.

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