Norton Infant School

Name Norton Infant School
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
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.
Inspection Date 02 July 2013
Address Campsall Balk, Norton, Doncaster, South Yorkshire, DN6 9DG
Phone Number 01302700743
Type Academy
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 204 (53% boys 47% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 22.8
Academy Sponsor Xp School Trust Limited
Local Authority Doncaster
Percentage Free School Meals 8.1%
Percentage English is Not First Language 1%
Persisitent Absence 5.3%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is similar in size to an average-sized primary school. Almost all pupils are of White British heritage. The proportion of pupils supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus is below average. There are no pupils currently with a statement of special educational needs. The proportion of pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium is below average. (Pupil premium is the additional funding provided by the government for pupils known to be eligible for free school meals, the children of service families and children who are looked after.) Pupil numbers have increased by 14% since the last inspection in October 2007.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. From broadly average starting points, pupils make good progress throughout the school. Pupils known to be eligible for the pupil premium and pupils with special educational needs make good progress because they receive effective support. At the end of Year 2, standards in reading, writing and mathematics are consistently above average. The teaching is good overall and some is outstanding. Behaviour is mostly good. Pupils form trusting relationships with staff and so feel safe and happy at school. Pupils’ attendance has improved, reflecting that they enjoy being there. Senior leaders, including governors, promote strong teamwork. The school is a happy place where the passionate commitment to raising pupils’ attainment and progress is strong. Parents are very positive about the school; they value highly the very good care the school provides to help their children build strong friendships and enjoy learning. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Not enough of the teaching is outstanding to drive pupils’ progress more rapidly. Occasionally, work in lessons is not matched accurately to pupils’ ability and expectations are not always high enough, particularly of the more able. In a few lessons, some pupils are not always clear about what they are learning and how they will know they have succeeded. Senior leaders and subject leaders do not always focus sufficiently on how well pupils learn when they observe teaching to ensure learning is always good or better in every class and every subject.