|Name||Robert Piggott CofE Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Address||Beverley Gardens, Wargrave, Reading, RG10 8ED|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||108 (46.3% boys 53.7% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.0|
|Percentage Free School Meals||8.3%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.6%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||6.5%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (07 January 2014)
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Information about this school
In this smaller-than-average-sized infant school, the vast majority of pupils come from a White British background. The proportion of pupils receiving the pupil premium is below average. Only some classes have pupil premium pupils, and in those only a very small number of pupils receive this support. The pupil premium is extra money given to schools by the government to support pupils in the care of the local authority, those known to be eligible for free school meals and those from service families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs and receive support through school action is below average. The proportion being supported through school action plus or having a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The school is part of the Robert Piggott C of E Schools Learning Community. The executive headteacher and governing body perform their roles in both the infant and junior schools. Following a leadership restructure, in September 2013, many of the leaders took up new roles and responsibilities.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school. Pupils from all backgrounds achieve well overall and especially well in reading and mathematics. For the last six years, standards in reading and mathematics have been significantly above the national average by the end of Year 2. Reception children get a good start because : of the many opportunities they have to talk about their learning. Staff know children and their needs individually and so can plan the right work for them. The quality of teaching is typically good throughout the school, and at times better. Teaching assistants make a valuable contribution to pupils? learning in class and when supporting small groups or individuals. The school?s work to keep pupils safe is outstanding. Pupils feel extremely safe in school and parents overwhelmingly agree. Pupils behave well and often better in lessons and around the school. They get on well together and show courtesy and respect towards each other and adults. They enjoy a well-planned curriculum that provides plenty of opportunities to promote their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. The executive headteacher has a very good understanding of how well the school is doing and what actions are necessary to make it even better. Since the last inspection, leaders have successfully maintained standards and tackled areas for improvement, demonstrating that the school has the capacity to improve further. Leaders at all levels are ambitious and have high expectations for staff and pupils. Governors know the school well and use this knowledge to good effect when holding the school to account. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Attainment in writing remains weaker than other areas, although most pupils have achieved well from their starting points. Achievement over time is good rather than outstanding as not enough teaching matches the excellent practice seen in some lessons. The recently introduced initiative on improved feedback has had too little time to make a positive contribution to pupils’ achievement.