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This is an outstanding school The school has improved from good to outstanding because leaders at all levels share exceptionally high expectations for all pupils, believing that there are 'no limits to what pupils can achieve'. The headteacher has a strong moral purpose to secure the very best for her pupils.
Leaders and governors share her passion for the welfare and education of every pupil. As a result, all pupils, especially those who are vulnerable, thrive in a very caring and supportive environment. Governors are very knowledgeable, insightful and skilled in their roles and determined to continually improve.
They know the school very well. Staff receive ...highly effective training and support. They continually reflect on their practice and ways they can further improve.
This has secured high-quality teaching and learning that are rapidly improving pupils' outcomes. As a result of thorough planning and innovative teaching, pupils actively engage in their learning and make rapid progress across a wide range of subjects. Pupils make outstanding progress in all years so that outcomes at the end of key stage 1 are above national averages in reading, writing and mathematics.
Achieving high standards ensures that pupils are very well prepared for the next stage of their education. The curriculum is highly engaging and meets the needs of pupils extremely well. Pupils enjoy and participate in a wide range of clubs and experiences that further enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.
Pupils' behaviour is exemplary. Pupils love coming to school and are excited and enthused by the lessons. Pupils value their relationships with adults at the school.
Parents say that there is a real community feel at West Earlham Infant and Nursery School. They appreciate the hard work of all staff. Highly effective leadership of the early years ensures that children make outstanding progress from very low starting points.
However, leaders know that children need more opportunities to develop their early writing skills so that they reach higher standards in writing at the end of Reception.
Information about this school
West Earlham Infant and Nursery School is an average-sized infant school. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is well above the national average.
The proportion of pupils from minority ethnic backgrounds is below the national average, as is the proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils who receive special educational needs support is above the national average. The proportion of pupils who have a statement of special educational needs or an education, health and care plan is below the national average.
The headteacher is a board member of the Norwich Opportunity Area initiative, working with the Department for Education. The school shares its outstanding practice by providing training and support for other schools. The school meets requirements on the publication of specified information on its website.
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