|Name||Torpoint Nursery and Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Address||Albion Road, Torpoint, PL11 2LU|
|Religious Character||Does Not Apply|
|Number of Pupils||279 (55.6% boys 44.4% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||18.6|
|Percentage Free School Meals||17.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||1.9%|
|Pupils with SEN Support||10.6%|
|Catchment Area Indicator Available||Yes|
|Last Distance Offered Available||No|
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (15 April 2015)
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Information about this school
This school is slightly larger than the average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils who receive the pupil premium (additional government funding for pupils in the care of the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals) is similar to the national average. A quarter of pupils are from Forces families. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs is lower than average. Most pupils are from White British backgrounds. Reception children attend full time. In the Nursery class, children either attend full or part time. There is a pre-school setting called Tiddlywinks on the same site as the school. This has a separate registration with Ofsted and so was not part of this inspection.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school. The headteacher provides excellent leadership. Her vision for school improvement has ensured that the quality of teaching is now outstanding. The headteacher is well supported by highly effective senior and middle leaders. Governors successfully hold the school to account. They challenge and support the headteacher effectively. Governors know the school well and ensure that self-evaluation is rigorous. Pupils make rapid progress in all year groups. By the time they leave the school, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are much higher than the national average. The range of subjects taught is very exciting and, because of this, pupils are keen to come to school as they thoroughly enjoy their learning. Teachers mark pupils? work in great detail. This ensures that teachers know exactly what each pupil needs to learn next to make rapid progress. Teachers show pupils clearly how to improve their work. This helps pupils make very good progress. Teachers are enthusiastic about learning. They encourage pupils to try hard. Pupils are very keen to do their best in school. Adults receive high quality training and support from the headteacher. This is why teaching is outstanding and why pupils make such rapid progress. Additional adults support pupils effectively in the classroom, ensuring that all groups of pupils make rapid progress. The school works very successfully with pupils from Forces families to ensure that they and their families are well supported. Provision in the early years is excellent. Children make a very good start to their time in school because of the high quality support they receive from all adults. The pupil premium funding is used very successfully to accelerate pupil progress and ensure that standards at the end of Year 2 are high for all groups of pupils. Pupils are extremely well behaved because of the excellent guidance they receive from the adults in school. The school?s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Pupils understand very well how to keep themselves safe and to look after each other. The school?s spiritual, moral, social and cultural provision is excellent. Pupils fully understand the importance of tolerance and respect. They are well prepared for life in modern Britain. The school works hard to build links with other local schools.