Please find below our most recent Ofsted reports and relevant information from the Department for Education Performance Tables.
Weyford Infant School and Nursery was visited by Ofsted on 8th and 9th December 2016. The inspectors judged the overall effectiveness of the school to be good. The summary of the key findings are below and the full report and a summary report are attached as pdf. documents.
Summary of key findings for parents and pupils
This is a good school
- Pupils enjoy their time in the school and grow in confidence, knowledge and understanding.
- Weyford is extremely well led by a new headteacher who has raised standards quickly.
- The headteacher is ambitious for the school and the community it serves. She has raised pupils’ expectations about what they can achieve.
- The headteacher challenges staff to get the best from their pupils. She provides appropriate support and training to help teachers in their work.
- Disadvantaged pupils do increasingly well, especially in the early years. Adults identify their needs accurately and support their learning effectively.
- Pupils’ work in the wider curriculum supports lessons learned in mathematics and English.
- Pupils behave well. They are polite, cheerful and welcoming to visitors.
- The school provides many opportunities for pupils to develop appropriate attitudes to themselves and others. Pupils are suitably prepared for life in modern Britain.
- The school makes a positive contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- Pupils’ attendance is constantly improving. Leaders work closely with families to reduce the persistent absence of a few pupils.
- Governors play an increasingly important role in the development of the school.
- The school’s rapid improvement recently has halted the decline shown in publicly held information.
- Leaders have a clear understanding of the remaining aspects of the school’s work that still need to improve. For example, some groups of pupils could do even better.
The areas for improvement which Ofsted identified had already been identified by the school and plans are in place to address these.
What does the school need to do to improve further?
- Ensure that recent improvements to boys’ performance continues, so that all thrive and achieve the standards of which they are capable.
- Improve outcomes for pupils capable of working at greater depth, especially those who speak English as an additional language, and those who join the school at levels higher than typical for their age or who do well in the early years.
- Further develop leadership, including governance, so that responsibility for broader aspects of the school’s work can be shared more widely.