Brilliant Barwell Infant School - Children First!
Brilliant Barwell Infant School - Children First!

Our Most Recent Ofsted Report


Barwell Infant School was most recently inspected on 11th - 12th June 2013, under a very rigourous and challenging framework.  We are proud to have been awarded "GOOD" for the overall effectiveness of our school, and for each of the four areas of inspection ('Achievement of Pupils', 'Quality of Teaching', 'Behaviour and Safety of Pupils' and 'Leadership and Management').

Summary of Key Findings for Parents and Pupils:


  • The Headteacher, senior leaders and governors have an accurate picture of the school's strengths and areas for improvement.  The actions they have taken this year have improved teaching and the progress pupils make.
  • Good teaching is the norm at the school.  The teaching of reading has improved as a result of well-chosen staff training.
  • Across the school, all groups of pupils, regardless of ability or background, make good progress and achieve well in reading, writing and mathematics.
  • Pupils have made particularly rapid progress in reading this year.
  • Staff morale is high and they work well as a team to secure improvement.
  • Additional adults give good support to pupils who need it.  The school is a welcoming community where everyone is valued.
  • Pupils behave well.  They are polite and well-mannered.  They feel safe in school and know who to turn to if they have a problem.
  • The school promotes pupil's spiritual, moral, social and cultural development well.  They develop positive attitudes to learning and strive to achieve the school's aim to be a "Brilliant Barwell Infant" and "the best that we can be".
  • The school has the confidence of the parents and carers, who consider staff to be caring and approachable.


It is not yet an outstanding school because...

  • The range of punctuation and vocabulary used by pupils in their writing is often limited, and they have too few opportunities to solve mathematical problems.
  • Teachers' marking does not give pupils clear information about how to improve their work.
  • Occasionally, pupils' learning slows in lessons when the time allowed for activities is too long or too short.


You can download a full version of the report using the link below:

Barwell Infant School Inspection Report [...]
Adobe Acrobat document [160.2 KB]


The official Ofsted site, which

allows you to access previous

inspection reports



Ofsted site where our parents can

submit their views about our school



Assessment Data

At Barwell Infant School we pride ourselves on on understanding how our children are progressing in their learning, and how we can support them to "be the best that they can be"


Our teachers carry out a wide range of assessments (from daily assessments of individual lessons and activities, to longer term assessments to see how the children are moving towards their targets). All of these assessments are used to inform future teaching and learning, and become a key part of our School Development Plan.


You can download a summary of our outcomes for 2016/17 below:

Data Outcomes.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [514.5 KB]

Government data analysing

the context and finances of

Barwell Infant School

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