Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School

Name Hadleigh Infant and Nursery School
Website http://www.hadleigh-inf.essex.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 04 May 2016
Address Bilton Road, Hadleigh, Benfleet, Essex, SS7 2HQ
Phone Number 01702557979
Type Academy
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character None
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 309 (55% boys 45% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.2
Percentage Free School Meals 15.6%
Percentage English is Not First Language 0.3%

Information about this school

The school is larger than the average-sized infants school. Most pupils are from a White British background and very few speak English as an additional language. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is well below average. The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and children who are looked after by the local authority. The proportion of pupils who have special educational needs or disability is below the national average. The early years provides part-time Nursery education and full-time education for children in the Reception class. The school meets the government’s current floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school Senior leaders and governors make sure that teaching is typically good so that pupils enjoy their learning and achieve well. In 2015 the proportion of pupils gaining the higher levels of attainment at the end of key stage 1 was above average in reading and mathematics. Regular checks are made on the progress pupils make and good support is provided for those who need to catch up. All groups of pupils are now making at least expected progress. The gap between the progress of different groups of pupils is narrowing. The teaching of phonics (letters and the sounds that they make) is good. The proportion of pupils that meet the national standard at the end of key stage 1 is above average. Children get off to a good start in the early years because they learn in a nurturing environment. They are provided with a range of interesting and stimulating learning activities. As a result the proportion leaving the Reception year with a good level of development is above average. Pupils enjoy school and feel safe there. They are well behaved and have positive attitudes towards their learning. Parents are highly supportive of the work of the school. They feel that their child is happy, safe and makes good progress. The school makes good provision for pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not all teachers have the same expectations of pupils’ written work. They do not always teach the correct letter formation and make sure handwriting and presentation is good. Pupil progress is slower in some lessons because : teachers do not assess pupil progress quickly enough, or they set work that is too easy or too hard for some pupils. Middle leaders are more active in monitoring standards within their subject area than they were when the school was last inspected. However, their evaluation is not precise enough to judge how successfully their actions are and therefore what more might be done to improve outcomes for pupils.