Telford Infant School

Name Telford Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 25 February 2014
Address Kelvin Road, Lillington, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 7TE
Phone Number 01926425544
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Warwickshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3%
Pupils with SEN Support 6.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This is an average-sized infant school with 9 classes. The very large majority of pupils are White British. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below average. The proportion of pupils supported through the pupil premium is well below the national average. This is additional government funding for pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, those who are looked after by the local authority, and those with a parent in the armed services. The proportion of disabled pupils and those with special educational needs supported at school action is broadly average. The proportion supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. A before- and after-school club operates every day.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress and, by the time they leave the school at the end of Year 2, attainment is well above average in reading, writing and mathematics. The most-able pupils attain particularly well in reading. Teaching is good and a small proportion is outstanding. There is a strong, successful focus on making learning interesting and exciting. Pupils are provided with a good range of high-quality musical, sporting and artistic activities. Pupils are well behaved, polite and considerate towards each other. They feel safe in school and display good attitudes towards learning. The headteacher has very high expectations for the school community, and her commitment to improvement is shared by all members of staff. This has resulted in improvements in teaching and achievement since the last inspection. Parents are extremely positive about the work that the school does with their children and speak highly of the care and support that is provided. Governors provide a good balance of support and challenge for the school. They have successfully developed their skills in monitoring and evaluation since the last inspection and now have a good understanding of how well pupils are doing. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to ensure that all pupils make rapid progress. Less-able pupils do not make enough progress in learning the sounds that letters represent and using them to read words. Opportunities for writing are not sufficiently varied to challenge the most-able pupils. Some leaders have not had enough opportunities or training to enable them to effectively monitor their subjects and check how well pupils are learning.