Tavistock Infant School


Name Tavistock Infant School
Website http://www.tavistockinfants.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspection Rating Good
Inspection Date 11 February 2015
Address Broadacres, Calthorpe Park, Fleet, Hampshire, GU51 4EB
Phone Number 01252616778
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 259 (49% boys 51% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 24.9
Percentage Free School Meals 3.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 11.2%

Information about this school

This is an average-sized Infant school. Most pupils attending the school are of White British heritage. The proportion of disabled pupils or those who have special educational needs is very low in relation to the national average. The proportion of pupils in the school who are supported by the pupil premium is very low in relation to the national average. This is additional government funding provided to give extra support to disadvantaged pupils known to be eligible for free school meals or who are looked after. Children in the early years attend school on a full-time basis in Reception classes. The school has experienced significant changes in leadership and teaching staff and in membership of the governing body since the previous inspection, especially over the past two years.

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is a good school. Leadership and management are good. In recent years, the headteacher and senior leaders, including governors, have successfully supported new staff to secure good teaching across the school. The above average standards that pupils attain by the end of Year 2 reflect their good progress and achievement. Teaching is typically good across the school. Some is outstanding, particularly the way teaching helps pupils to excel in reading and numeracy. The behaviour of pupils is good. Pupils welcome the many opportunities for them to share their ideas with each other and apply themselves eagerly to practical work. The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is outstanding. Parents and their children warmly praise the high level of care provided by all staff at the school. Children in the Early Years Foundation Stage enjoy learning. Effective provision enables children to make good progress. This progress is even better when children learn outdoors.. Attendance is above average and has improved since the previous inspection due to the very supportive partnership between the school and parents. It is not yet an outstanding school because : Occasionally, pupils are not always moved on to harder work quickly enough when they find tasks too easy. Teachers do not always encourage the pupils to follow carefully the advice given in feedback and marking. At times, when some teachers talk to the whole class they do not stimulate pupils’ interest and develop their listening skills sufficiently.