Wellfield Infant and Nursery School

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About Wellfield Infant and Nursery School

Name Wellfield Infant and Nursery School
Website http://www.wellfieldinfants.com
Ofsted Inspections
Headteacher Miss Cathy Graham
Address Church Lane, Sale, M33 5QW
Phone Number 01619621828
Phase Primary
Type Community school
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 238
Local Authority Trafford
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school The headteacher leads the school community with passion and skill. Her expectations for excellence are shared by governors, staff and pupils.

As a result, outcomes have improved consistently since the last inspection and are now outstanding. Senior and middle leaders share the ambition of the headteacher, and together they constantly reflect on their practice to seek improvement. Teachers, other staff and volunteers receive regular training.

The school has improved considerably since the last inspection. Governors have a thorough understanding of school effectiveness. They know which areas are strong and where improvements can be ...made.

They support and challenge leaders very well. The quality of teaching, learning and assessment is outstanding. Consequently, pupils make strong, and at times exceptional, progress from their starting points.

The school curriculum is broad and balanced. Leaders and governors are keen to ensure that pupils achieve well academically and also develop as well-rounded individuals. The curriculum takes account of pupils' interests wherever possible and this results in exceptional engagement in their learning.

Pupils have a deep understanding of their learning which they are keen to share. Pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is highly developed. The different cultures and experiences of pupils within school are shared and appreciated by others.

Planned events and visits contribute well to pupils' understanding of the world. The school's work to keep pupils safe is effective. Policies and procedures are kept up to date and checked by an experienced governor.

Procedures to protect pupils from harm are followed robustly. The provision in early years is outstanding. The early years provides children with an excellent start to their school experience.

Teachers and other staff respond to the needs of all children very well. They are consumed by their learning and the progress made by all is brisk. Pupils love coming to school.

Staff support families well to maintain regular attendance. Attendance rates are high and no pupils miss school regularly. Pupils' behaviour is exemplary.

Staff are excellent role models for pupils to follow. Pupils' excellent attitudes to learning contribute well to their academic progress. Parents are overwhelmingly positive about the work of the school.

Every parent responding to Parent View (online parent survey), or those spoken to, would recommend the school to others. Ofsted_Logo_Black_RGB

Information about this school

This is a broadly average-sized infant and nursery school. The percentage of pupils known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium is below average.

The pupil premium is additional government funding to support pupils who are eligible for free school meals or looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils with disabilities or special educational needs is below average but the proportion of pupils with a statement of special educational need or an education, health and care plan is above average. The school hosts a resourced provision for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder or with social and communication difficulties.

Most pupils are White British and there is an increasing number of pupils from ethnic minority groups. Very few pupils speak English as an additional language. Since the previous inspection there have been several changes to the governing body.

The Chair of the Governing Body has stepped down and has been replaced by joint Chairs of the Governing Body. An election for two new governors is in process. The school works in partnership with Loreto Grammar School (part of the teaching school alliance).

It also works with Manchester University to deliver the School Direct ITT programme and provides training and support for other schools. The school holds the Activemark and Artsmark awards and the silver award for anti-bullying. The 'Wishing Well' breakfast and after-school club is managed by the school, which caters for pupils from this school and pupils from the nearby Wellfield Junior school.


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