Trafalgar Community Infant School

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Trafalgar Community Infant School


Name Trafalgar Community Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Address Victory Road, Horsham, RH12 2JF
Phone Number 01403254925
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 231 (55.8% boys 44.2% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.6
Local Authority West Sussex
Percentage Free School Meals 6.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 10.1%
Persistent Absence 4.9%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.8%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Full Inspection (03 June 2014)
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Information about this school

Trafalgar Community Infant School is larger than the average infant school. The headteacher took up her post in April 2013. The majority of pupils are of White British heritage, with a small number from other ethnic backgrounds. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action or school action plus or who have a statement of special educational needs is below average. The proportion of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals is below average. These pupils are supported by additional government funding known as the pupil premium. The school is a UNICEF Rights Respecting School.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The headteacher is ambitious for the school and the pupils. She is determined to give all pupils a positive experience in their education. Attainment is rising because the good teaching means that pupils are making good progress over time. They achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics. The rate of progress for pupils is improving rapidly as leaders are more consistent in checking the progress of the pupils and making adjustments to the support individuals need. The Early Years Foundation Stage gives children a good start to school and they settle very quickly. Parents and carers are very happy with the care and support the children receive in Reception. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. Pupils are polite and thoughtful towards each other and adults in the school. Pupils all say they feel very safe and enjoy coming to school Senior leaders, including governors, are working well together to improve the experience pupils receive and ensure rapid progress for all. The governing body offers a good range of experience and skills. They challenge school leaders as well as offering support to improve teaching and overall achievement. It is not yet an outstanding school because: Some teachers do not use all the information available on pupils’ achievement to plan challenging activities, particularly for the more able pupils. When marking work, not all teachers give enough guidance in their feedback on how pupils can improve their work.