Harefield Infant School
Catchment Area, Reviews and Key Information

Primary
PUPILS
239
AGES
3 - 7
GENDER
Mixed
TYPE
Community school
SCHOOL GUIDE RATING
Not Rated

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The concentration of pupils shows likelihood of admission based on distance criteria

Source: All attending pupils National School Census Data 2021, ONS
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This information is provided as a guide only. The criteria in which schools use to allocate places in the event that they are oversubscribed can and do vary between schools and over time. These criteria can include distance from the school and sometimes specific catchment areas but can also include, amongst others, priority for siblings, children of a particular faith or specific feeder schools. Living in an area where children have previously attended a school does not guarantee admission to the school in future years. Always check with the school’s own admission authority for the current admission arrangements.

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  1. Look at our school catchment area guide for more information on heat maps. They give a useful indicator of the general areas that admit pupils to the school. This visualisation is based on all attending pupils present at the time of the annual School Census.
  2. Use the link to the Local Authority Contact (above) to find catchment area information based on a single admission year. This is very important if you are considering applying to a school.
  3. On each school page, use the link to visit the school website and find information on individual school admissions criteria. Geographical criteria are only applied after pupils have been admitted on higher priority criteria such as Looked After Children, SEN, siblings, etc.

How Does The School Perform?

4 1 1 2 3 4
NATIONAL AVG. 2.08
Ofsted Inspection
(8/6/17)
Full Report - All Reports
91%
NATIONAL AVG. 93%
Happiness Rating

Ofsted Parent View

19.1:1
NATIONAL AVG. 20.7:1
Pupil/Teacher ratio
20%
NATIONAL AVG. 8.2%
Persistent Absence
13.8%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.9%
Pupils first language
not English
17.5%
NATIONAL AVG. 20.8%
Free school meals
16.3%
NATIONAL AVG. 12.6%
Pupils with SEN support
High Street
Harefield
Uxbridge
UB9 6BT
01895462399

School Description

The leadership team has maintained the good quality of education in the school since the last inspection. The school continues to improve under your leadership and the leadership of the head of school. You, the head of school, middle leaders and governors work effectively as a team to ensure that pupils achieve well. In your role as the executive headteacher of Harefield Infant School and Harefield Junior School, you ensure that effective practice is shared to improve teaching. You also ensure that there is smooth transition for pupils when they join the junior school at the end of Year 2. For example, pupils in Year 5 read with Year 2 pupils to help improve their reading skills. The local authority thinks highly of you, acknowledging the work you do to support training programmes on improving leadership in other schools. The local authority is also complimentary about the work your leaders do with other schools on moderating pupils’ work to ensure that assessment procedures are accurate. Leaders work closely with the children’s centre on the school’s site, providing training for parents on literacy and mathematics to support their children’s learning. This also ensures the effective transition of children who attend the children’s centre into your Nursery provision. You provide strong and passionate leadership. Governors share your ambition, providing leaders with effective support and challenge to ensure continuous improvement. You know your parents well and have built a strong sense of community. The school has achieved several national awards, including for the work you do to ensure that your most-able pupils achieve well and your work with families to overcome any barriers to learning. Parents who responded to Ofsted’s online survey, Parent View, were overwhelmingly supportive of the school’s leadership. They used words such as ‘fantastic’ and ‘amazing’ to describe the school. You have been relentless in your approach to improving the quality of teaching, learning and assessment, and provide your staff with effective training and support to improve. You have established a stable team of staff and their morale is high. You have rightly identified that improving the attainment and progress of pupils in phonics (letters and the sounds they represent) is a school priority. At the time of the previous inspection, the outside learning area for children in the early years was highlighted as an area where the school needed to improve. Since that time, you and your leadership team have been effective in improving the outside area. It is well equipped and supports all areas of children’s learning. It is a fun place for children to learn. Under your leadership, a successful ‘Forest School’ has been created as an extension to the outdoor learning area. Children love the Forest School, where they have plenty of opportunities to explore their surroundings, be imaginative and extend their understanding of the world. The other area for improvement highlighted in the previous inspection was to do with developing the skills of boys in writing. At the end of Year 2 in 2016, the overall standards in writing were higher than found nationally. A higher proportion of boys achieved the expected standard in writing compared with boys nationally. Leaders are predicting standards to rise in writing overall this year. However, you acknowledge that writing can be improved further, particularly for some of the lower-attaining boys. Safeguarding is effective. Leaders and governors ensure that all safeguarding arrangements are in place and are fit for purpose. There is a strong culture of vigilance to ensure that safeguarding is effective. All the vetting checks on the suitability of staff and volunteers are carried out rigorously. Safeguarding is central to the work of the governing body and governors regularly check the school’s work to ensure that pupils are kept safe. Staff, including governors, receive regular and relevant training about safeguarding and child protection procedures. Staff know how to respond to concerns about a child’s safety and welfare. You use the school’s website well to inform and signpost parents to other websites that they can access to keep their children safe, including when online at home. Pupils told me that they ‘always feel safe at school’. Pupils said that staff keep them safe and they are taught to keep themselves safe, for example when using the internet. All parents who responded to Parent View agreed that their children are kept safe.

Harefield Infant School Parent Reviews



83% Parents Recommend This School
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 30% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 65% Agree 30% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>65, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 48% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>48, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
My Child Has Not Been Bullied 74% Strongly Agree 4% Agree 4% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 9% Don't Know 9% {"my_child_has_not_been_bullied"=>74, "strongly_agree"=>4, "agree"=>4, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>9, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 61% Agree 39% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>61, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
I Have Not Raised Any Concerns 35% Strongly Agree 30% Agree 30% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"i_have_not_raised_any_concerns"=>35, "strongly_agree"=>30, "agree"=>30, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 33% Agree 33% Disagree 0% Strongly Disagree 33% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>33, "agree"=>33, "disagree"=>0, "strongly_disagree"=>33, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 10 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 43% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 9% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>43, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>9} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 35% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 57% Agree 35% Disagree 9% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>57, "agree"=>35, "disagree"=>9, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 57% Disagree 4% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 0% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>57, "disagree"=>4, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>0} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 13% Agree 52% Disagree 26% Strongly Disagree 4% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>13, "agree"=>52, "disagree"=>26, "strongly_disagree"=>4, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Strongly Agree 39% Agree 39% Disagree 17% Strongly Disagree 0% Don't Know 4% {"strongly_agree"=>39, "agree"=>39, "disagree"=>17, "strongly_disagree"=>0, "dont_know"=>4} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021
Yes 83% No 17% {"yes"=>83, "no"=>17} Figures based on 23 responses up to 20-11-2021

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