Wood Street Infant School

Name Wood Street Infant School
Website http://www.woodstreetschool.co.uk/
Ofsted Inspections
Address Wood Street, Guildford, GU3 3DA
Phone Number 01483235165
Type Primary
Age Range 4-7
Religious Character Does Not Apply
Gender Mixed
Number of Pupils 71 (49.3% boys 50.7% girls)
Number of Pupils per Teacher 20.3
Local Authority Surrey
Percentage Free School Meals 16.9%
Percentage English is Not First Language 5.6%
Persistent Absence 9.6%
Pupils with SEN Support 14.1%%
Catchment Area Indicator Available Yes
Last Distance Offered Available No
Highlights from Latest Inspection

Summary of key findings for parents and pupils

This is an outstanding school. The school is strongly supported by parents and staff.

It is at the hub of the community. Leadership is exceptional. The school has improved since the previous inspection and is outstanding.

In a relatively short time, the headteacher has made important changes that have improved the school further. The headteacher has improved ways of checking pupils' progress. This ensures that no pupil or group of pupils falls behind.

All staff back the headteacher's changes. Class teachers and other adults now have more responsibility for the staff under them, and manage them outstandingly well. Leaders check the quality of teaching carefully, offering valuable advice on the most effective ways of teaching.

As a result, teaching has improved, leading to pupils making excellent progress. Governors provide extremely strong and knowledgeable support to the school, contributing to its improvement in teaching and pupils' achievement. Pupils are given interesting tasks and taught in exciting ways.

The school prepares pupils exceptionally well for growing up in modern Britain with British values. The school promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development very strongly, ensuring that they are considerate towards others. Pupils' behaviour is outstanding.

They are kind to other pupils, and polite to visitors. They are eager to learn. The school keeps pupils completely safe.

It teaches pupils how to keep themselves safe. The quality of teaching is high. Adults give pupils a wide variety of stimulating and challenging tasks.

Pupils' workbooks clearly show the fast progress they make throughout the school. Pupils learn excellent reading, writing and mathematical skills throughout the school. Pupils achieve very well in their learning in each year group.

They make very strong progress. Year 2 attainment is consistently high. All groups do very well.

Disadvantaged pupils achieve as well as other pupils. Disabled pupils and those with special educational needs make similar progress to others. The most able are challenged and learn very well.

Children in the Reception class are looked after extremely well. They have attractive and stimulating play areas. The Reception class is led exceptionally well.

Leaders check children's progress carefully so no one falls behind. Activities are exceptionally well planned. Teaching in Reception is stimulating and leads to children learning extremely well.

Adults lose no opportunity to develop children's skills. Children in Reception make excellent progress in their learning and move confidently into Year 1.

Information about this school

Wood Street is smaller than the average-sized infant school.

The headteacher took up her post in September 2014. The proportion of pupils who are disadvantaged, that is, eligible for additional funding from the pupil premium, is average. The proportion of pupils who come from minority ethnic heritages is close to average.

Pupils come from a wide range of backgrounds, with no one group predominating. The proportion of disabled pupils and those who have special educational needs varies from year to year and is currently above average. Children in the Reception class attend all day.