Oldfield Primary School

Name Oldfield Primary School
Website http://www.oldfieldprimary.com
Ofsted Inspection Rating Outstanding
Inspection Date 30 September 2014
Address Bray Road, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 1UE
Phone Number 01628621750
Type Primary
Age Range 5-11
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 421 (47% boys 53% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 23.4
Local Authority Windsor and Maidenhead
Percentage Free School Meals 2.4%
Percentage English is Not First Language 19%
Persisitent Absence 3.3%
Pupils with SEN Support 26.8%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available Yes

Information about this school

This is an average-sized primary school. The proportion of pupils supported by the pupil premium is much lower than that found in most schools. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to those pupils known to be eligible for free school meals and to children who are looked after. Just over a third of pupils are from minority ethnic groups, which is above the national average. The largest group are from Indian, Pakistani and Other White backgrounds. The proportion of pupils who speak English as an additional language is similar to the national average. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs supported through school action is below average. The proportion of pupils supported at school action plus or with a statement of special educational needs is also below average. The school has achieved the Artsmark Gold award. The school meets the current government floor standards, which set the minimum expectations for pupils’ attainment and progress.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. Pupils make excellent progress at school and their achievement is outstanding. All pupils reach levels of attainment that are well above national averages, including those who are disabled and those who have special educational needs. The most able pupils often reach the highest levels of achievement in tests across all subjects. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary and this makes a strong contribution to their learning. Pupils express their appreciation for their school and the chances it gives them. They feel safe and forge excellent relationships with their peers, regularly supporting and mentoring one another. Parents and carers also say how much they appreciate all that the school does for their children. Teaching is consistently good or better, with lessons frequently providing outstanding opportunities and challenges so that pupils make considerable strides in their learning. Leaders and managers have high ambitions for their school. Both staff and pupils share the same expectations of excellence and the headteacher’s unswerving vision for the success of the school. The governing body provides outstanding levels of challenge and support for both leaders and teachers. Members are highly involved in all aspects of school life.