The Cobbs Infant and Nursery School

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About The Cobbs Infant and Nursery School

Name The Cobbs Infant and Nursery School
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Mrs Sarah Taylor
Address Wood Lane, Appleton, Warrington, WA4 3DB
Phone Number 01925264616
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 2-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 306
Local Authority Warrington
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Key Findings

This is a good school. Well developed provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage, Years 1 and 2 ensures that children get a good start to their education.

All pupils enjoy school and benefit from a broad curriculum that makes good use of a wide range of enrichment activities. As a result, pupils are well prepared for future learning. The school is not outstanding because there is not enough excellent teaching across the school to ensure that pupils make outstanding progress.

Tracking of pupils' progress is well developed across classes; however, the analysis of children's starting points in Nursery is insufficiently clear. By the end of the Early Years Foundation Stage children attain above... national expectations. By the time that they leave the school they attain above the national average in reading, writing and mathematics.

Pupils, including disabled children and those with special educational needs, make good progress from their starting points. Pupils enjoy school and treat each other and the school environment with respect. They know how to keep themselves and others safe and they behave well.

There are few incidents of bullying and pupils, parents and carers are confident that issues that they raise will be dealt with by the school. The quality of teaching across the school is good. Some teaching is outstanding.

This is because in these lessons, the teachers skilfully adapt their interventions to individual pupils and create an excitement for learning within activities. However, written feedback in pupils' books is underdeveloped. The headteacher leads teaching and manages staff performance well.

Together with the governing body she has an accurate view of the school's strengths and areas for improvement. Senior leaders and staff have a shared vision for improvement and are ambitious for the school to continue to improve.

Information about the school

The Cobbs Infant and Nursery School is larger than the average-sized infant school and it has Nursery class provision.

A large majority of pupils are drawn from the Appleton and Stockton Heath areas of Warrington. A small number of children are from a range of minority ethnic backgrounds. A small minority of children speak English as an additional language.

The proportion of pupils who are supported at school action plus or have a statement of special educational needs is below average. There is very little pupil mobility. The proportion of children known to be eligible for free school meals is below average.

The school has achieved a wide range of awards including the Arts Mark Gold, Basic Skills Quality Mark, NAACE ICT Mark, Eco Schools bronze status, Activemark for sport and physical education, Investors in People status and has achieved Healthy School status. Jolly Days Link Club and The Cygnets Children's Centre share a site with the school. These settings are inspected separately and were not part of this inspection.

Inspection grades: 1 is outstanding, 2 is good, 3 is satisfactory and 4 is inadequate Please turn to the glossary for a description of the grades and inspection terms

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