King Richard III Infant and Nursery School


Name King Richard III Infant and Nursery School
Website http://www.kingrichards.leicester.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 16 April 2013
Address Andrewes Street, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE3 5PA
Phone Number 01162621905
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 239 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 21.5
Percentage Free School Meals 17.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 61.5%

Information about this school

The school is as large as an average-sized primary school. More than two thirds of pupils are from a range of different minority ethnic groups. This is well above average. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is also well above average. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is above average. This is additional government funding for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, those in local authority care and pupils with a parent in the armed forces. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is well below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is below average. The current headteacher joined the school in September 2012.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Pupils make good progress from starting points which are below those expected nationally for their age. The school is a calm and well-ordered community where pupils from many different backgrounds mix well. Pupils enjoy school. They behave well and feel safe. Lessons promote thorough learning and good understanding. Teachers match work very effectively to pupils’ individual needs. There is particularly strong support for pupils who speak English as an additional language and for disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs. School leaders keep a close check on the quality of teaching. Staff training and an eagerness to seek improvement have improved teaching since the last inspection. Governors know the school well and provide a high level of support. The school promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well. Pupils enjoy a wide range of special events, visits and visitors. It is not yet an outstanding school because : There is not enough outstanding teaching to promote outstanding achievement, and a very small amount of teaching is still not good. Although attendance has improved, it is still no better than average. A small number of pupils are persistently absent.