Towers Infant School


Name Towers Infant School
Website http://www.towersinfant.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 01 March 2016
Address Osborne Road, Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 1HP
Phone Number 01708447407
Type Primary
Age Range 2-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Havering
Percentage Free School Meals 5.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 3.1%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is average in size, increasing since the last inspection from two to three forms of entry. Most children join the Reception class in the September following their fourth birthday. The proportion of pupils eligible for the pupil premium, the additional government funding the school receives to provide support for pupils who are looked after by the local authority or those known to be eligible for free school meals, is below the national average. The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic groups is low compared to the national average. The majority of pupils are from a White British heritage. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is below the national average. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below the national average.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The executive headteacher, ably supported by the head of school, provides inspirational leadership. Both leaders are uncompromising in their pursuit of high standards and outstanding progress for all pupils. Governors make a compelling contribution to continuous improvement at the school. This ensures that the school’s values to ‘BUILD for our future’ are fully realised. All leaders, including those responsible for subjects, make a discernible impact on the excellent quality of teaching and pupils’ progress throughout the school. Teaching is outstanding. All teaching staff have high expectations that all pupils should succeed. Teachers ensure that pupils thoroughly enjoy learning. Pupils, including the most able and those who are disadvantaged, make excellent gains in their knowledge, skills and understanding. Pupils’ attainment in reading, writing and mathematics is considerably better than the national averages. Relationships throughout the school are exceptional. This cultivates a safe, encouraging and cheerful atmosphere. Pupils’ academic and personal achievements are celebrated by all staff. Pupils’ behaviour is commendable. They have extremely positive attitudes to school life and have resilient attitudes to learning in lessons. The early years provision is outstanding. Children make an excellent start and exceptional progress. As a result, they are exceptionally well prepared for new challenges in Year 1. Parents are overwhelmingly appreciative of the quality of education provided for their children. One commented that ‘my overall view of Towers Infant School is exceptional. The day-to-day running of the school is of the highest standard.’ This opinion was typical of the many reported to inspectors during the visit. School leaders are aspirational for all aspects of pupils’ learning. They have identified further improvement of physical education and development as a priority in the early years. Safeguarding is effective and processes to protect children and pupils are securely in place. Full report