Uplands Infant School


Name Uplands Infant School
Website http://www.uplandsinfant.org.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Melbourne Road, Highfields, Leicester, LE2 0DR
Phone Number 01162625280
Type Academy
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 448 (47.5% boys 52.5% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Academy Sponsor Attenborough Learning Trust
Local Authority Leicester
Percentage Free School Meals 14.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 92.0%
Persistent Absence 12.8%
Pupils with SEN Support 10.7%%
Highlights from Latest Inspection
This inspection rating relates to a predecessor school. When a school converts to an academy, is taken over or closes and reopens as a new school a formal link is created between the new school and the old school, by the Department for Education. Where the new school has not yet been inspected, we show the inspection history of the predecessor school, as we believe it still has significance.

Description of the school

Uplands is a very large infant school. All of its pupils come from minority ethnic groups. The largest group is from an Indian background, with others coming from Bangladeshi, Pakistani and other Asian backgrounds.

A growing number of pupils are from a Black African heritage. Most of these are originally from Somalia. The vast majority of pupils do not have English as their first language and they are in the early stages of learning it as an additional language.

An above average proportion of pupils are eligible for free school meals. The school admits pupils with a wide range of learning difficulties and/or disabilities but this is a similar proportion to that found in most schoo...ls. The local population is fairly mobile and in the past a high proportion of pupils joined or left the school in all age groups.

This movement of pupils is reducing but it is still above the national average. Most children start at Uplands in one of the Nursery classes (F1) which is part of the Early Years Foundation Stage. The school has successfully achieved Healthy School status and the Investors in People Award.

Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate