Furze Infants' School

Primary

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Not Rated
Bennett Road
Chadwell Heath
Romford
RM6 6ES
020 82704420
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Pupils
490
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Ages
3 - 7
Gender
Gender
Mixed
Building
Type
Community School
Mr ofsted
4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 1.97
Ofsted Report
(18/9/13)
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Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil Pupil
Teacher 21.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 19.6:1
Pupil/Teacher Ratio
Absence
2.7%
NATIONAL AVG. 2.76%
Persistent Absence
School language
49%
NATIONAL AVG. 12%
Pupils first language
not English
Meals
15.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 14.61%
Pupils registered for free school meals
67%
NATIONAL AVG. 68%
Happiness Rating

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School Description

Furze Infant School is a larger–than-average-sized infant school. The large majority of pupils come from a range of minority ethnic heritages, and this proportion is much higher than usual. Almost half of pupils speak English as an additional language. A lower-than-average proportion of pupils are supported through school action or school action plus or have a statement of special education needs. Almost a third of the pupils are known to be eligible for support through the pupil premium, which is additional funding given to schools for children in specific groups including those in the care of the local authority and those known to be eligible for free school meals. At Furze Infant School the pupils eligible for the pupil premium are those known to be entitled to free school meals, and this proportion is just higher than the national average. The school is led by an executive headteacher who is also the executive headteacher of the junior school which most of the pupils go to when they leave Furze Infant School. These two schools form a federation and share one governing body. The executive headteacher is a National Leader of Education and together with other members of staff from both schools in the federation support a number of other local schools. The school welcomed six new teachers to the staff in September including three newly qualified teachers. A number of staff were absent during the inspection for approved reasons.

Catchment information

Undersubscribed in 2015
020 8215 3004

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