Jackfield Infant School


Name Jackfield Infant School
Website http://www.jackfield.stoke.sch.uk
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 03 July 2013
Address Jackfield Street, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST6 1ET
Phone Number 01782234450
Type Academy
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 239 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 27.2
Academy Sponsor The New Guild Trust
Percentage Free School Meals 23.8%
Percentage English is Not First Language 15.5%

Information about this school

Jackfield Infant School is similar in size to an average-sized primary school with a large 60-place nursery. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for pupil premium is higher than the national average. (The pupil premium is additional funding for those pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, children from service families and those children who are looked after.) The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is slightly lower than the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below the national average. The proportion of pupils supported through school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is in line with the national average. The school has nurture provision for pupils from across the school. The school provides and manages a before-school breakfast club.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. This is a happy and caring school. Pupils achieve and enjoy in a calm and purposeful learning environment. Pupils throughout the school achieve well. From their individual starting points, pupils make at least good progress. Girls’ attainment and the rate of progress they make in Key Stage 1 are outstanding, particularly in reading. The pupils who have special educational needs make good progress as provision is well matched to their requirements. Teaching is good and some is outstanding. Pupils’ attainment and progress in reading is a real strength of the school. They are often very confident readers and enjoy reading a variety of different types of books. Teaching assistants are a great support and their training has made an impact on pupils’ learning. Pupils feel very safe in school and their behaviour is exemplary. Behaviour and safety are outstanding. The pupils are very proud of their achievements. The school cares very well for all its pupils and makes sure that every individual is fully included. The headteacher is the driving force behind the constant school improvement. She has an excellent understanding of the school’s strengths and weaknesses. The new senior leadership team has stepped up the rigour with which it checks on the quality of the teaching. Staff morale is very high and everyone is focused on continuing to raise standards. The governing body effectively challenges and holds staff to account for pupils’ progress. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Although good overall, boys’ progress is not as rapid as it could be in reading, writing and mathematics. Not enough teaching is outstanding, middle leaders do not always focus well enough on boys’ progress when measuring the impact of teaching in lessons.