Filton Avenue Infant School is outstanding for all

Filton Avenue Infant School is an outstanding school where children of all abilities reach or exceed national expectations in reading, writing and mathematics.

That is the finding of Ofsted inspectors, in their most recent report on the Horfield school.

Recently expanded to three forms of entry, the school teaches 265 children aged four to seven.

In their report, inspectors praise:

  • The progress all children make with reading, writing and mathematics; they are as good as, or better than, most other children of the same age anywhere in the country
  • Outstanding teaching, with imaginatively planned lessons including detailed provision for children of different abilities
  • Good behaviour of pupils – they respect and value each other
  • An exciting curriculum, with ICT exceptionally well used throughout the school
  • Outstanding leadership and management; the management team is confident and well supported by the governing body
  • The highest possible standard of safeguarding of all pupils

Head teacher, Anne Rutherford, said: “At Filton Avenue Infant School the whole team is totally dedicated to improving outcomes for all children. We are very proud of this achievement and delighted that Ofsted has recognised the hard work of our children, staff, governors and parents.”

Chair of governors, Christine Gardner, said: “This outstanding Ofsted report confirmed everything we already knew and believed about our school. However, we are not complacent and have exciting plans for the school’s future development. The governing body are committed to building upon our outstanding judgement so that the school continues to go from strength to strength.”

To improve further, inspectors recommend the school continues to improve attendance rates; makes the outdoor play area for reception classes greener, with more plants, so children can experience the natural environment; and provides more opportunities for gifted and talented children to excel in their particular strengths.

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