Oakley Infant School

Name Oakley Infant School
Website www.oakley-inf.hants.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 10 July 2009
Address Oakley Lane, Oakley, Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG23 7JZ
Phone Number 01256780445
Type Primary
Age Range 5-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Hampshire
Percentage Free School Meals 3.5%
Pupils with SEN Support 11.7%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Description of the school

The school is situated in a rural village close to Basingstoke and is smaller than average. Most pupils come from the village, but about a quarter of all pupils come from the wider surrounding area. Almost all pupils are from White British heritages, although a few come from other heritages. Within this, a few are at a very early stage of learning to speak English when they start school. Since the last inspection, the proportion of pupils with learning difficulties and/or disabilities has increased and is now above average in some year groups. Pupils’ difficulties mostly relate to slow development in their speech and communication skills, autistic spectrum disorders and moderate learning difficulties. Few pupils receive free school meals. Children join the Early Years Foundation Stage in the Reception class, having attended a variety of pre-school groups. When children join the school, their skills are very wide-ranging but broadly typical for their age. Pupils’ attainment on entry is not quite as high as noted at the time of the last inspection; this is because more pupils are joining the school with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. Key for inspection grades Grade 1 Outstanding Grade 2 Good Grade 3 Satisfactory Grade 4 Inadequate