|Name||Quilters Infant School|
|Ofsted Inspection Rating||Outstanding|
|Inspection Date||14 November 2018|
|Address||Laindon Road, Billericay, Essex, CM12 9LD|
|Number of Pupils||181 (57% boys 43% girls)|
|Number of Pupils per Teacher||26.3|
|Percentage Free School Meals||2.2%|
|Percentage English is Not First Language||2.8%|
Information about this school
The school joined the Quilters Federation in February 2018 and now works in partnership with Quilters Junior School, which is situated on the same site. The two schools share a headteacher, governing body and wider leadership arrangements. The junior school headteacher took over as headteacher of the infant school in September 2017. The school is also part of the Billericay Community Trust, a group of schools within the local area.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is an outstanding school The headteacher is an inspirational leader. He has gained the trust and respect of the entire school community. The school is continually improving under his leadership. Pupils achieve extremely well in English, mathematics and a wide range of other subjects. The proportion of pupils that reach the expected standards in Year 2 is much higher than the national average. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders have ensured that staff are vigilant and that appropriate procedures are in place to deal with child protection concerns when they arise. Pupils demonstrate particularly strong attitudes to learning. The school’s system for motivating and rewarding pupils is extremely effective. Governors know the school very well. They are highly effective in holding leaders to account. Leaders ensure that there is a rich, stimulating curriculum, both within and beyond the school day, that meets pupils’ needs exceptionally well. Teaching is consistently strong throughout the school. Teachers use assessment very effectively to identify gaps and ‘next steps’ in pupils’ learning. Pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) and disadvantaged pupils make very strong progress from their starting points because they are provided with the right support to meet their individual needs. Pupils’ behaviour is exemplary. They listen carefully to adults and follow instructions quickly. The early years provision is outstanding. This ensures that children’s educational careers get off to an excellent start. The federation’s newly established leadership teams have not yet had to time to impact fully on the work of the school.