|Name||St Martin’s CofE Aided Infant School, Epsom|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Worple Road, Epsom, KT18 7AA|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||265 (50.2% boys 49.8% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||22.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||3.8%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||28.3%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||5.2%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (10 June 2015)
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Information about this school
The school is an average-sized infant school. The proportion of pupils who are eligible for the pupil premium (additional government funding for children known to be eligible for free school meals or in the care of the local authority) is lower than the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is lower than in most other schools. A large majority of pupils are of White British heritage. There are three full-time Reception classes in the early years. These classes are situated in a new part of the school building that opened in September 2014. The school is adjacent to a junior school and children’s centre, both of which are inspected separately. The assistant headteacher joined the school in 2009. She became the curriculum leader in 2011 and the assistant headteacher in September 2014. The mathematics leader joined the school in September 2014.The early years leader took up her leadership role in September 2014. The English leader took up her leadership responsibilities in September 2011.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. Pupils’ results in reading, writing and mathematics have remained significantly higher than nationally expected over time. Most pupils in the school make rapid progress in reading, writing and mathematics. Teaching is outstanding. Teachers and teaching assistants ensure pupils learn exceptionally well and deepen their understanding of topics because : of stimulating and exciting activities. Pupils achieve outstandingly well. The school’s curriculum is outstanding. Pupils develop a substantial appreciation of the importance of values such as respect, inclusion and tolerance. The school prepares pupils for life in modern Britain extremely well. The school keeps pupils safe. Its work in this area is meticulous and diligent. Pupils are absorbed by their learning and are very keen to do their best. They are extremely polite and treat each other with much friendliness and consideration. The school’s early years provision is excellent. Children currently in the school make rapid progress and produce work of a high standard. The headteacher, other leaders and governors are very ambitious for their pupils. The headteacher has ensured that all staff share her expectations. The outstanding leadership of the headteacher, senior leaders and governors has raised the quality of teaching from good to outstanding.