|Name||Ottershaw Christchurch Church of England Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Good|
|Inspection Date||03 February 2016|
|Address||Fletcher Close, Ottershaw, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0JT|
|Religious Character||Church of England|
|Number of Pupils||211 (50% boys 50% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||21.2|
|Academy Sponsor||The Good Shepherd Trust|
|Percentage Free School Meals||12%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||5.7%|
|Catchment Area Information Available||Yes, our catchment area data is FREE|
|Last Distance Offered Information Available||Yes|
Information about this school
The school is a little smaller than average for a primary school. The school is in a ‘hard’ federation with the nearby Ottershaw C of E Junior School. The two schools share a headteacher, senior leadership team and governing body. Since the previous inspection, there have been significant staffing changes, including a new headteacher who took up post in September 2014. Children in the early years attend on a part-time basis in the Nursery, either in the morning or afternoon. Children in the two Reception classes attend full-time. Three quarters of the pupils are White British, with the rest coming from a wide range of other ethnic heritages. About one in eight pupils speaks English as an additional language, which is below average. The proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is below average. The proportion of disadvantaged pupils who are supported by pupil premium funding is well below average. The pupil premium is extra government funding to support the education of pupils who are known to be eligible for free school meals, and children who are looked after by the local authority. There is a before- and after-school club that operates on the school site. This is managed privately and is inspected and reported upon separately.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school The excellent leadership of the headteacher has enabled colleagues to transform the quality of education since the last inspection. Much better management from senior leaders, other staff and governors has led to major improvements in teaching and pupils’ progress. Teaching is now good. Teachers make good use of assessments to make sure pupils get work at the right level of difficulty. Interesting activities in most lessons generate great enthusiasm and involvement from pupils. All pupils make good progress from their starting points. Disadvantaged pupils are making much better progress than previously to catch up with their classmates. Excellent provision for disabled pupils and those with special educational needs means they do particularly well. Staff keep a very careful track of pupils’ progress and are quick to intervene if there are problems to ensure that no one gets left behind. Very effective leadership in the early years has ensured excellent provision, including teaching that is consistently of a high quality. Children make outstanding progress as a result. Pupils are well behaved in school, enjoy learning and have very positive relationships with each other and with adults. The school keeps pupils safe and secure so they feel confident and happy. The provision for pupils’ personal development is good, including for their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Some inconsistencies remain in teaching at Key Stage 1. At times, activities do not involve all pupils, so they lose concentration and progress slows. The school’s marking policy is not always applied consistently. The role of subject leaders, although improving, is not fully developed in all subjects.