Weston Shore Infant School

Weston Shore Infant School


Name Weston Shore Infant School
Website http://www.westonshore.co.uk
Inspections
Ofsted Inspections
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Address Foxcott Close, Weston, Southampton, SO19 9JQ
Phone Number 02380390399
Type Academy
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 83 (49.4% boys 50.6% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 19.2
Academy Sponsor Hamwic Education Trust
Local Authority Southampton
Percentage Free School Meals 74.7%
Percentage English is Not First Language 4.8%
Persistent Absence 6%
Pupils with SEN Support 22.9%
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.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an inadequate school Leaders and governors have not been quick enough to stem a decline in standards at Weston Shore.

Too many pupils leave the school unprepared for the next stage of their education. Governance is weak. Governors do not have a clear understanding of the school's effectiveness.

They do not provide enough financial oversight to ensure that money, including the pupil premium grant, is spent well. In key stage 1, current pupils are making poor progress in a range of subjects, including reading, writing, mathematics and phonics. The curriculum is inadequate.

Learning has not been planned thoroughly enough to ensure that pupils can... achieve their potential. Staff, including school leaders, are not held to account effectively for pupils' outcomes. Performance management and appraisal systems are only just being introduced.

Teaching does not enable pupils to make good progress. This is because learning is not matched well to their needs. Disadvantaged pupils achieve poorly.

The pupil premium grant is not spent effectively. Pupils who have special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities do not make good progress because the support they receive is not based on an accurate assessment of their needs. School assessment systems are under-developed.

Leaders have not identified successfully different groups of learners, including the most able. Opportunities to develop pupils' social, moral, spiritual and cultural understanding are not strong. Pupils are not prepared for life in modern Britain.

Pupils' behaviour requires improvement. Pupils lose concentration because lessons do not challenge them effectively. The school has the following strengths The early years setting is good.

Over the past year, children's outcomes have improved. Safeguarding is effective. There is a culture of vigilance at Weston Shore.

The interim headteacher has introduced important changes that are beginning to have an impact. The sports premium is put to effective use.

Information about this school

The school does not meet requirements on the publication of information about the pupil premium grant on its website.

The vast majority of pupils are White British. The school is smaller than the average infant school. The proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals is well above that seen nationally.

The proportion of pupils whose first language is not believed to be English is similar to the national average. The proportion of pupils who have SEN and/or disabilities is above average. The proportion of pupils who have an education, health and care plan is also above average.