Ocker Hill Infant School


Name Ocker Hill Infant School
Website www.ockerhill-inf.sandwell.sch.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 16 October 2014
Address Gospel Oak Road, Tipton, West Midlands, DY4 0DS
Phone Number 01215561119
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Does not apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Sandwell
Percentage Free School Meals 20.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 16.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

This infant and nursery school is about the same size as the average-size primary school. Children attend part-time in the Nursery. Most pupils are White British. The largest minority ethnic group is of Indian heritage. A below-average proportion speaks English as an additional language. At around 30%, an average proportion of pupils are disadvantaged and eligible for support through the pupil premium. Around a fifth of the pupils are identified as disabled pupils or with special educational needs. The proportion supported at school action is below average. The proportion supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is above average. Very few have education, health and care plans. The school provides professional development to other schools through its links with an independent consultant. Since the last inspection, the headteacher, deputy headteacher, the Key Stage 1 leader and the leader of the Early Years Foundation Stage are new to their posts of responsibility. Two teachers have recently joined the school. A breakfast club is run by the school and was part of this inspection.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Senior leaders have a significant and positive impact on improving the school. Standards at the end of Year 2 are rising steadily and are now above those expected for pupils’ ages. This represents outstanding achievement. As a result of outstanding provision in the Early Years Foundation Stage, children achieve exceptionally well in all areas of learning. Close checking on the progress of all pupils enables adults to provide highly focused and effective support. Pupils have a secure understanding of letters and the sounds they make (phonics). They are responding to the school’s work to improve spelling across the school. Pupils are skilled at identifying what is good about their work and how they think it could be improved. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted exceptionally well so pupils develop outstanding attitudes to learning. Pupils are kept exceptionally safe in school. Adults are vigilant and the care shown by the school is of the highest quality. Senior leaders work alongside other staff to set a high-quality example and to ensure that teaching is outstanding. The rigorous targets which leaders set to improve the work of all adults are highly effective in improving the quality of teaching. Governors have excellent levels of involvement with the school. They challenge senior leaders very effectively to improve the quality of education.