Oliver Tomkins Church of England Infant and Nursery School

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Oliver Tomkins Church of England Infant and Nursery School


Name Oliver Tomkins Church of England Infant and Nursery School
Website http://olivertomkinsschools.co.uk/swindon/primary/olivertomkins
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 26 November 2014
Address Beaumaris Road, Toothill, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN5 8LW
Phone Number 01793870471
Type Primary
Age Range 3-7
Religious Character Church of England
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils Unknown
Local Authority Swindon
Percentage Free School Meals 15.4%
Pupils with SEN Support 12.6%
Catchment Area Information Available Yes, our catchment area data is FREE
Last Distance Offered Information Available No

Information about this school

The school is smaller than the average-sized primary school. Most pupils are White British. About one in three pupils at the school is eligible for the pupil premium. This proportion is above the national average. The pupil premium is additional funding for pupils who, in this school, are known to be eligible for free school meals. Around one in 10 pupils is disabled or has special educational needs. This proportion is broadly in line with the national average. The early years provision is part time for the children. The subject leader for mathematics and numeracy is new in post. There are breakfast and after-school clubs on site, managed by the governing body.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. The very dedicated headteacher, subject leaders and governors are an effective team. They have successfully improved the quality of teaching and pupils’ achievement. Leaders, managers and governors know what is going well and what needs to improve. Pupils behave well. They are polite and courteous and show respect to all. They enjoy school and attend regularly. Pupils know their views are valued. Pupils are kept safe. They are confident that all adults in the school care about them. They know that adults will listen and help them to solve their worries. Consistently good teaching helps pupils achieve well. Teachers usually challenge all abilities and organise and manage learning well. Pupils’ achievement in mathematics, reading and writing is good. Pupils make good progress throughout the school. Disadvantaged pupils, disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs make good progress. The Early Years Foundation Stage gives children a good start to school. They find learning is fun and exciting and make good progress. Pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is promoted well. Relationships are strong. Adults are excellent role models for pupils and help them to prepare for life in modern British democratic society. Parents, pupils and staff are exceptionally positive about all aspects of the school. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Teaching does not fully challenge pupils in every lesson. Although disadvantaged pupils make good progress, they are not yet matching the attainment of other pupils, especially in reading. Not all subject leaders check teaching enough to secure pupils’ more rapid progress and higher achievement.